Hitler poem

Discussions on the propaganda, architecture and culture in the Third Reich.
User avatar
Vance Pollock
Member
Posts: 120
Joined: 16 May 2002 20:03
Location: Asheville, NC

Hitler poem

Post by Vance Pollock » 02 May 2003 15:13

Can anyone vouch for the authenticity of this poem, supposedly written by Hitler in 1915. Does the original document exist? Is this the entire poem? Were there "doodles" accompanying it?
---
„Ich gehe manchmal in rauhen Nächten
Zur Wotanseiche in den stillen Hain,
Mit dunklen Mächten einen Bund zu flechten -
Die Runen zaubert mir der Mondenschein.

Und alle, die am Tage sich erfrechten,
Sie werden vor der Zauberformel klein!
Sie ziehen blank – doch statt den Strauß zu flechten,
Erstarren sie zu Stalagmitgestein.

So scheiden sich die Falschen von den Echten -
Ich greife in das Fibelnest hinein
Und gebe dann den Guten und Gerechten
Mit meiner Formel Segen und Gedeihn.“

DunklerProphet
Member
Posts: 116
Joined: 23 Apr 2003 15:36
Location: Das Reich

Post by DunklerProphet » 02 May 2003 19:19

I actually don't know, but is has the pathetic style of Hitler...

User avatar
Vance Pollock
Member
Posts: 120
Joined: 16 May 2002 20:03
Location: Asheville, NC

Hitler's style...

Post by Vance Pollock » 02 May 2003 20:11

I haven't seen, or even known of, enough poetry by Hitler to realize he even had a poetic style. Can you point me toward any authentic Hitler poetry?

User avatar
Vance Pollock
Member
Posts: 120
Joined: 16 May 2002 20:03
Location: Asheville, NC

Reference...

Post by Vance Pollock » 02 May 2003 20:17

I should have included this citation and translation in the original post. This is where the poem first came to my attention. I never could find a reference in the Toland volume to where he found this:

This appears on page 64 of John Toland’s “Adolf Hitler” (Wordsworth Editions Limited, Chatham, Kent, UK, 1997 edition of original 1976 edition). Toland indicates Hitler probably wrote this poem in the autumn of 1915 (prior to his blinding by gas on 14 October 1918). Toland notes: “Perhaps it was the season of perception. That fall on a night made gray-white with hoarfrost he may have felt the sense of his destiny when he wrote this strange poem:"

I often go on bitter nights
To Wotan’s oak in the quiet glade
With dark powers to weave a union—
The runic letters the moon makes with its magic spell
And all who are full of impudence during the day
Are made small by the magic formula!
They draw shining steel—but instead of going into combat
They solidify into stalagmites.
So the false ones part from the real ones—
I reach into a nest of words
And then give to the good and just
With my formula blessings and prosperity.

User avatar
AgentBach
Member
Posts: 156
Joined: 12 Oct 2002 13:56
Location: East of Westchester

Post by AgentBach » 02 May 2003 22:39

If he were to write that poem today, I would of thought he was some nerd who played too much dungeons and dragons. :lol:

User avatar
Eightball
Member
Posts: 669
Joined: 13 Sep 2002 22:37
Location: Oslo, Norway

Post by Eightball » 02 May 2003 23:19

what's wrong with dungeons and dragons?

User avatar
RACPISA
Member
Posts: 836
Joined: 27 Apr 2003 18:21
Location: Grand Rapids, MI

Hitler poem

Post by RACPISA » 03 May 2003 02:37

[quote="AgentBach"]If he were to write that poem today, I would of thought he was some nerd who played too much dungeons and dragons. :lol:[/quote]

AgentBach= LOL :lol:
That sure sounds like a poem Hitler would write. It's sooo overdramatic that I was laughing when reading it.

Fallschirmjager
Member
Posts: 28
Joined: 14 Mar 2003 13:49
Location: London

Post by Fallschirmjager » 04 May 2003 12:12

It's not bad. 'Though one can sense the egoism.

Return to “Propaganda, Culture & Architecture”