The Poems of Goethe Translated in the Original Metres

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Author: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

In the Koran With Strange Delight

IN the Koran with strange delight
A peacock’s feather met my sight:
Thou’rt welcome in this holy place,
The highest prize on earth’s wide face!
As in the stars of heaven, in thee,
God’s greatness in the small we see;
For he whose gaze whole worlds bath bless’d
His eye hath even here impress’d,
And the light down in beauty dress’d,
So that e’en monarchs cannot hope
In splendour with the bird to cope.
Meekly enjoy thy happy lot,
And so deserve that holy spot!

1815.
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Chicago: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, "In the Koran With Strange Delight," The Poems of Goethe Translated in the Original Metres, ed. Eliot, Charles W. and trans. Bowring, Edgar Alfred, 1826-1911 in The Poems of Goethe Translated in the Original Metres (New York: P. F. Collier & Son, 1874), Original Sources, accessed January 20, 2019, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=PWQYYMZ6QFS3H78.

MLA: Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von. "In the Koran With Strange Delight." The Poems of Goethe Translated in the Original Metres, edited by Eliot, Charles W., and translated by Bowring, Edgar Alfred, 1826-1911, in The Poems of Goethe Translated in the Original Metres, Vol. 3, New York, P. F. Collier & Son, 1874, Original Sources. 20 Jan. 2019. www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=PWQYYMZ6QFS3H78.

Harvard: Goethe, JW, 'In the Koran With Strange Delight' in The Poems of Goethe Translated in the Original Metres, ed. and trans. . cited in 1874, The Poems of Goethe Translated in the Original Metres, P. F. Collier & Son, New York. Original Sources, retrieved 20 January 2019, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=PWQYYMZ6QFS3H78.