Sunday, April 19, 2009

Being Inspired by Others


I think of thee, whene'er the sun his beams

O'er ocean flings;
I think of thee, whene'er the moonlight gleams

In silv'ry springs.

I see thee, when upon the distant ridge

The dust awakes;
At midnight's hour, when on the fragile bridge

The wanderer quakes.

I hear thee, when yon billows rise on high,

With murmur deep.
To tread the silent grove oft wander I,

When all's asleep.

I'm near thee, though thou far away mayst be--

Thou, too, art near!
The sun then sets, the stars soon lighten me.

Would thou wert here!

--Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


CathM said...

Ah - inspirational start to my day, as I'm about to head to church! Thank you...

Cherie/ Butterfly Dreamer said...

So lovely.

judith ellis said...

Catherine - I am so happy that this post was inspirational to you. Beethoven and Goethe have both been great inspirations to me for many years. I also went to church this morning and there was inspiration there too. God is good.

judith ellis said...

Cherie/Butterfly Dreamer - Your beautiful picture seems like one of praise. I'm happy you too enjoyed the post. Do pass through again. You have a lovely blog.