Literature

Coolness--
the sound of the bell
as it leaves the bell....
- Yosa Buson
The angels the angels in the sky
One’s dressed as an officer
One’s dressed as a chef today
An...
- Guillaume Apollinaire
You brothers, who are mine,
Poor people, near and far,
Longing for every star,
Dream of relief fr...
- Hermann Hesse
I want to go with the one I love.
I do not want to calculate the cost.
I do not want to think ab...
- Bertolt Brecht
A snake came to my water-trough
On a hot, hot day, and I in pyjamas for the heat,
To drink there.
...
- D. H. Lawrence
My lonely life wanders in the streets,
Along the countryside or the walls of the room.
No blood fl...
- Martinus Nijhoff
The inner fire is the most important thing mankind possesses....
- Edith Sodergran
THE water rushed, the water swelled,
A fisherman sat by,
And gazed upon his dancing float
With tr...
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Strange father!
Your children will not let you down,
they are coming across the earth with the foo...
- Edith Sodergran
While young, oh brother, plant crops of grain
And do not neglect the soil! Then, when you feel
How...
- Vincas Kudirka
Triumphing over death from the start
Stilling time's unyielding wheel with love's art,
Eternal Bel...
- Vladimir Solovyov
Look at these old trees, more lovely these
Than younger trees, more friendly too by far:
More beau...
- Olavo Bilac
I would liken you
To a night without stars
Were it not for your eyes.
I would liken you
To a sle...
- Langston Hughes
By channels of coolness the echoes are calling,
And down the dim gorges I hear the creek falling;
...
- Henry Clarence Kendall
Put out my eyes, and I can see you still,
Slam my ears to, and I can hear you yet;
And without any...
- Rainer Maria Rilke
Tonight
the moon
as though marinated.

A family
on the fourth floor
playing the g...
- Aleksandrs Caks
Drink till after twelve or more,
Live it up with madmen !
Earth is but my chamber floor
And th...
- Carl Michael Bellman
Is this not that moon?
And Spring: is as the Spring of old
Is it not?
Only this body of mine
Is ...
- Ariwara no Narihira