Literature

The angels the angels in the sky
One’s dressed as an officer
One’s dressed as a chef today
An...
- Guillaume Apollinaire
Close your eyes, my love, let me make you blind;
They have taught you to see
Only a mean arithme...
- D. H. Lawrence
While young, oh brother, plant crops of grain
And do not neglect the soil! Then, when you feel
How...
- Vincas Kudirka
The firefly danced in the air impatiently:
"Oh how I wish that I could be that yellow,
That b...
- Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis
The inner fire is the most important thing mankind possesses....
- Edith Sodergran
You brothers, who are mine,
Poor people, near and far,
Longing for every star,
Dream of relief fr...
- Hermann Hesse
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
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
My lonely life wanders in the streets,
Along the countryside or the walls of the room.
No blood fl...
- Martinus Nijhoff
Coolness--
the sound of the bell
as it leaves the bell....
- Yosa Buson
No one saw him disembark in the unanimous night, no one saw the bamboo canoe sink into the sacred mu...
- Jorge Luis Borges
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
How can I vanish
Before meeting someone
Like a water bubble
Ceaselessly flowing
On a stream of t...
- Lady Ise
Strange father!
Your children will not let you down,
they are coming across the earth with the foo...
- Edith Sodergran
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
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