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    Post Hermann Hesse: In the Fog (Im Nebel)

    In The Fog

    It's strange to wander in the fog!
    A lonely bush, a lonely stone,
    No tree can see the other one,
    And one is all alone.

    The world was full of friends back then,
    As life was light to me;
    But now the fog has come,
    And no one can I see.

    Truly, no one is wise,
    Who does not know the dark
    Which inevitably and silently
    Does from others him part.

    It's strange to wander in the fog!
    Life is loneliness
    No Man knows the other one,
    And one is all alone.
    And all my youth passed by sad-hearted,
    the joy of Spring was never mine;
    Autumn blows through me dread of parting,
    and my heart dreams and longs to die.

    - Nikolaus Lenau (1802-1850)

    Real misanthropes are not found in solitude, but in the world; since it is experience of life, and not philosophy, which produces real hatred of mankind.

    - Giacomo Leopardi (1798-1837)

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    quite wonderful
    Have you read ''Knulp'' by Hesse? Perhaps my favourite book of all time, certainly among the top 10.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scathach
    quite wonderful
    Have you read ''Knulp'' by Hesse? Perhaps my favourite book of all time, certainly among the top 10.
    I read "Steppenwolf", "Siddharta" and "Glasperlenspiel", if I remember correctly.
    And all my youth passed by sad-hearted,
    the joy of Spring was never mine;
    Autumn blows through me dread of parting,
    and my heart dreams and longs to die.

    - Nikolaus Lenau (1802-1850)

    Real misanthropes are not found in solitude, but in the world; since it is experience of life, and not philosophy, which produces real hatred of mankind.

    - Giacomo Leopardi (1798-1837)

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    You really need to read Knulp, read it and i'll promise not to sue you

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scathach
    You really need to read Knulp, read it and i'll promise not to sue you
    Blackmail is supposed to be illegal even in the land of the Fenians and leprechauns, isn't it?
    And all my youth passed by sad-hearted,
    the joy of Spring was never mine;
    Autumn blows through me dread of parting,
    and my heart dreams and longs to die.

    - Nikolaus Lenau (1802-1850)

    Real misanthropes are not found in solitude, but in the world; since it is experience of life, and not philosophy, which produces real hatred of mankind.

    - Giacomo Leopardi (1798-1837)

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    leprauchans? grrr! as for blackmail, well legal, illegal...it still gets the job done!

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    I'll leave you to your illusions for tonight.
    And all my youth passed by sad-hearted,
    the joy of Spring was never mine;
    Autumn blows through me dread of parting,
    and my heart dreams and longs to die.

    - Nikolaus Lenau (1802-1850)

    Real misanthropes are not found in solitude, but in the world; since it is experience of life, and not philosophy, which produces real hatred of mankind.

    - Giacomo Leopardi (1798-1837)

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