Posted by: W. E. Poplaski | September 14, 2008

POEM OF THE DAY: The Earth is Sleeping

by Maironis (1862 – 1932).


The Earth is Sleeping


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.                           5

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.                     10

Alas, the heart will never rest,

No ray of hope will pierce its darkness…


Translated by Lionginas Pažūsis



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