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Ak, siela tavoji miegojo…

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Ak, siela tavoji miegojo —
Kaip veidrodžiai miega kietai,
Bet saulėtu debesiu rojaus
Tu mano širdy nušvitai.

Aš ir nežinojau, jog siela
Žvaigždėm spindulingai patvins,
Kad laimę išmelsčiau iš Dievo
Prabilusioms tavo akims.

Aš ir nežinojau, jog siela
Taip garsiai skambėti galės,
Kad laimę išmelsčiau iš Dievo
Tom lūpon lyg žiedas gėlės.

Džiauguosi, kad buvo man duota
Ir tavojo kūno kaitra,
Ir siela tavoji sparnuota,
Visa tu – gyva ir tikra.

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The Red Sea

Greetings, Red Sea, shark soup, / Negro bath, sand cauldron! / Like stone cactus flowers / limestone, not moss, blooms on your cliffs. / / Sea-monsters swept up by the tide lie dying / in anguish, out on your islands / in the burning sand: octopi, tritons, swordfish. / / From Afr...

The Sick Man

Only one thing torments my delirium: / how certain sharp lines go on for ever, / and a bell rings and rings and rings / like a clock marking off eternity. / / Just so, after death, / eyes stare into darkness / (the agonized hope of resurrection) / trying to see familiar visions. / ...


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The Cathedral at Padua

Marvellous, and sad - yes, that’s what this temple / is - a joy, a temptation, a threat. / Eyes exhausted with desire / bum in the slits of confessional windows. / / The organ melody rises, falls, / then swells fuller and more terrible, / like blood in dark church-granite veins ...

The Sun of the Spirit

How could we walk in peace, before, / expecting no joy, no disaster, / not dreaming of battles, of flaming retreats, / or the roaring trumpet of victory ? / / How could we - but it’s not too late, / the sun of the spirit bends down to us - / soothing, threatening, it pours / a...