3 February 1887|
Salzburg, Duchy of Salzburg
|Died||3 November 1914
KrakÃ³w, Austria-Hungary (now Poland)
|Occupation||Poet, pharmacist, writer|
|Alma mater||University of Vienna (pharmacy)|
Shuddering under the autumn stars, each year, the head sinks lower and lower.
When we are thirsty, we drink the white waters of the pool, the sweetness of our mournful childhood.
The blue of my eyes is extinguished in this night, the red gold of my heart.
Earlier lives drift by on silver soles, and the shadows of the damned descend into these sighing waters.
Black frost. The ground is hard, the air tastes bitter. Your stars cluster in evil signs.