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Georg Trakl
Born (1887-02-03)3 February 1887
Salzburg, Duchy of Salzburg
Died 3 November 1914(1914-11-03) (aged 27)
Kraków, Austria-Hungary (now Poland)
Occupation Poet, pharmacist, writer
Citizenship Austro-Hungarian
Alma mater University of Vienna (pharmacy)
Literary movement Expressionism

The near stillness recalls what is forgotten, extinct angels.
The guilt of newborns is immense.
Shuddering under the autumn stars, each year, the head sinks lower and lower.
Georg Trakl
When we are thirsty, we drink the white waters of the pool, the sweetness of our mournful childhood.
Georg Trakl
Silently, God opens his golden eyes over the place of skulls.
The blue of my eyes is extinguished in this night, the red gold of my heart.
Georg Trakl
Earlier lives drift by on silver soles, and the shadows of the damned descend into these sighing waters.
Georg Trakl
For whoever is lonely there is a tavern.
Black frost. The ground is hard, the air tastes bitter. Your stars cluster in evil signs.
Georg Trakl
I drank the silence of God from a spring in the woods.