The Earth Is Sleeping

Poem by Maironis
The earth is sleeping. Yet the sky
With its bright silver eyes is gleaming.
The wings of slumber rustling by
Can't lull a youthful heart to dreaming.

The night won't lull the star to sleep.
The heart won't cease to crave for blessings.
Who knows for what the soul can seek
When it is lost in reminiscence?

A glowing sunrise golden-dressed
Will dim away the night-time sparklers.
Alas, the heart will never rest,
No ray of hope will pierce its darkness...

Translated by Lionginas Pazusis
(Contributed by daniel on Wednesday, April 6th, 2011)
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