Exploring The Waste Land
A note page linked from The Waste Land, Part I, line 31

Eliot's note for line 31

V. Tristan und Isolde, I, verses 5-8.

Commentator's note

Eliot means that Part I, lines 31-34 of The Waste Land

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?

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T 133 - Wagner, Richard
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