Das Licht

Das Wasser Europas, zu dem es mich zieht,
ist ein kalter, schwarzer See,
wo einsam mit einem Boot,
ganz kleinem Boot,
wie ein Frühlingsfalter,
ein Kind spielt im duftenden Abendrot.

Si je désire une eau d’Europe, c’est la flache
Noire et froide où, vers le crépuscule embaumé,
Un enfant accroupi, plein de tristesse, lâche
Un bateau frêle comme un papillon de mai.

Arthur Rimbaud

Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening

Whose woods these are I think I know.
His house is in the village though;
He will not see me stopping here
To watch his woods fill up with snow.

My little horse must think it queer
To stop without a farmhouse near
Between the woods and frozen lake
The darkest evening of the year.

He gives his harness bells a shake
To ask if there is some mistake.
The only other sound’s the sweep
Of easy wind and downy flake.

The woods are lovely, dark and deep,
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.