Posted by: W. E. Poplaski | June 17, 2009

POEM OF THE DAY: The Pearl

by Hans Christian Andersen (1805 – 1875).

The Pearl

There is a myth, a tale men tell:
Each mussel shell
That in the ocean’s bitter deep doth lie,
When it has wrought its pearl, must straightway die.
O Love, thou art the pearl my heart hath made,
And I am sore afraid.

(transl. by Charles Wharton Stork)

Notes:
http://www.kirjasto.sci.fi/hcanders.htm
http://www.online-literature.com/hans_christian_andersen/

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