Literature

He said that he had hurt himself on a wall or that he had fallen.
But there was probably another re...
- Constantine P. Cavafy (1919)
Thinking about Holland,
I see broad rivers
moving slowly through
endless lowlands.
rows of unthi...
- Hendrik Marsman
Dark swallows will return
to hang their nests on your balcony
and again with their wings will rap ...
- Gustavo Adolfo Becquer
When you set sail for Ithaca,
wish for the road to be long,
full of adventures, full of knowledge....
- Constantine Petrou Cavafy, 1911
It was a long time ago.
I have almost forgotten my dream.
But it was there then,
In front of me,
...
- Langston Hughes
If you see a hill of foam
It is my poetry that you see:
My poetry is a mountain
And is also a fea...
- Jose Marti
We are the Pilgrims, master; we shall go
Always a little further: it may be
Beyond that last blue ...
- James Elroy Flecker
Both are convinced
that a sudden surge of emotion bound them together.
Beautiful is such a certain...
- Wislawa Szymborska
Now she heard the following words sadly sung,—

“Life is a shadow that flits away
In a nigh...
- Hans Christian Andersen
I cultivate a white rose
In July as in January
For the sincere friend
Who gives me his hand frank...
- Jose Marti
Money is our madness, our vast collective madness....
- D. H. Lawrence
All people dream, but not equally.
Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their mind,
W...
- D. H. Lawrence
Day and night
I always dream with open eyes
And on top of the foaming waves
Of the wide turbulent...
- Jose Marti
Tomorrow, at dawn, at the hour when the countryside becomes pale with snow,
I will leave. You see, ...
- Victor Hugo
By gates of Eden, Angel, gentle,
Shone with his softly drooped head,
And Demon, gloomy and resentf...
- Alexander Pushkin
UP and lead the dance of Fate!
Lift the song that mortals hate!
Tell what rights are ours on earth...
- Aeschylus
While I don't see you, I don't shed a tear
I never lose my senses when you're near,
But, with ou...
- Adam Mickiewicz
I have always known
That at last I would
Take this road, but yesterday
I did not know that it ...
- Ariwara no Narihira