Exploring The Waste Land
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Tristan und Isolde

Part I, lines 31-34 of The Waste Land is a direct borrowing from Richard Wagner's opera Tristan und Isolde, act I, verses 5-8.

31)   Frisch weht der Wind
32)   Der Heimat zu.
33)   Mein Irisch Kind,
34)   Wo weilest du?

are from Richard Wagner's opera Tristan und Isolde, I, verses 5-8.

The lines can be translated as:

Fresh blows the wind
To the homeland
My Irish darling
Where do you linger?

That portion of the libretto for Tristan und Isolde is available here.

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T 133 - Wagner, Richard
T 127 - Tristan and Isolde


L 133 - Wagnerian Links
L 135 - Tristan und Isolde
Libretto of Richard Wagner's Tristan und Isolde (in German but Act I also in English)
L 136 - Tristan und Isolde synopsis
New York's Metropolitan Opera presents a synopsis of Tristan und Isolde written by Opera News.
L 137 - Tristan und Isolde
Some Tristan und Isolde background information.
L 138 - Visions of Tristan: a "drama of the soul"
An article about the opera.

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