Grey City by the Sea

Husum - Theodor Storm’s City

The “grey city by the sea” is a poem verse written by the German poet Theodor Storm about his hometown Husum, Schleswig-Holstein - North Germany. #stellerstories #stellercity

The City The shore is gray, the sea is grey, And there the city stands; The mist upon the houses weigh, And through the calm the ocean gray Roars dully on the strand.

Theodor Storm, 1817 - 1888 Margarete Münsterberg, ed. trans. 1916

There are no rustling woods, there fly No singing birds in May; The wild goose with its callous cry Alone on autumn nights soars by; The wind-blown grasses sway.

Theodor Storm, 1817 - 1888 Margarete Münsterberg, ed. trans. 1916

And yet my whole heart clings to thee, Gray city by the sea; And e’er the spell of youth to me Doth smiling rest on thee, on thee Gray city by the sea.

Theodor Storm, 1817 - 1888 Margarete Münsterberg, ed. trans. 1916

Come with me on stroll through the streets of Husum and have a peek at the poet’s house. It’s now a museum and worth a visit. Storm Museum Wasserreihe 31-35 25813 Husum www.storm-gesellschaft.de/museum

The Storm House, is the house Theodor Storm lived in between 1866 and 1880. Immediately when you open the door it seems that the poet has left it only temporarily.

You want to sit down and wait for Storm. On the cozy Biedermeier sofa in the living room perhaps, with always fresh flowers on the polished mahogany table.

At his sweeping desk, where he completed the “White Horse Rider” shortly before his death.

But most of all he has worked at the Poet’s Stübchen, which breathes the spirit of many novellas, which where created there. The author himself created this room with a dark, homely mood he needed to write.

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