Wednesday, March 03, 2010

This volume is a selection of his poetry that includes some of my favorites such as The Loreley and the Seraphine poems. The editor, Frederic Ewen, includes a biographical essay that is a good introduction to the life and work of this great poet.

She combs her golden hair

With a comb of gold she combs it,
And sings an evensong;
The wonderful melody reaches
A boat, as it sails along.

- from The Loreley by Heine

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The Poetry of Heinrich Heine. Frederic Ewen, ed. Citadel Press, Secaucus, New Jersey. 1969

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