The Heinrich Heine memorial fountain at Joyce Kilmer
was one of the great German poets, alongside Goethe and Rilke.
You might wonder why his memorial is in the Bronx. Anyway the statue
depicts the subject of his poem “Die Lorelei”, which was set to
music by Clara
, about some sirens who inhabit a rocky crag overlooking the Rhein
, who make passing sailors crazy... Ich weiß nicht was
soll es bedeuten, daß ich so traurig bin