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December 14, 2019

Full-blossoming moon! Here in thy light
Like flowing gold the ocean gleams;
As limpid as day, yet dimly bewitched,
Reposing across the expanse of the strand;
And in the bright blue, starless heavens
Hover the clouds of white,
Like colossal god-tableaus
Of luminous marb...

October 3, 2018

Come you lovely fisher girl,

Come and bring your boat to land;

Join me on the golden shore,

We'll cuddle hand in hand.

Lay your head on my breast

And let all your fears set sail,

You've trusted the deep sea

So often with you fate.

My heart is like the sea,

Has storm and ebb and...

September 24, 2018

I, wretched Atlas, must carry the world,

I must carry this wide world of wrenching pain.

I bear the unbearable and my heart

Breaks within this feeble frame.

You proud heart, you got what you wanted!

You longed for happiness, for eternal bliss,

Or maybe it was for misery, pro...

August 29, 2018

The midnight hour had fallen on

The hushed city of Babylon.

And yet within its castle walls  

The vassals thronged throughout the halls.

Belshazzar in celebration

Welcomed his coronation.

Filling their cups with glowing wine,

The servants hailed their king divine....

July 15, 2018

Death is the cooling night,
Life is the sultry day.
But now darkness settles
And I long for respite.

Outside my window there looms a tree;
In it sings the young Nightingale.
She sings only of Love—
Even in dreams, it reaches me.

Translation © David B. Gosselin



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