Webcitagram

'I love you, your comeliness charms me, my boy!  And if you're not willing, my force I'll employ.'  "Now father, now father, he's seizing my arm.  Elf-king has done me a cruel harm."

2
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
picture loading error handler
8 thought(s)8

The Erl-King

The Erlkönig is a ballad by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, which he wrote in 1782 and is one of his most famous works. On a stormy night, a father, his little son in his arms, rides through a dark forest. The child believes in the darkness to recognize the figure of the Erlkönigs and frightens itself ....
Poem
Literatur
Ballad
Classics
Child
Get

Explore more quotes