And if… (trad. de Corneliu M. Popescu)
,,And if the branches tap my pane/ And the poplars whisper nightly./ It is to make me dream again/ I hold you to me tightly.
And if the stars shine on the pond/ And light its sombre shoal,/ It is to quench my mind’s despond/ And flood with peace my soul.
And if the clouds their tresses part/ And does the moon outblaze,/ It is but to remind my heart/ I long for you always.”
A Dacian’s Prayer (trad. Corneliu M. Popescu)
,,When death did not exist, nor yet eternity,/ Before the seed of life had first set living free,/ When yesterday was nothing, and time had not begun,/ And one included all things, and all was less than one,/ When sun and moon and sky, the stars, the spinning earth/ Were still part of the things that had not come to birth,/ And You quite lonely stood… I ask myself with awe,/ Who is this mighty God we bow ourselves before.”
Ode (trad. Corneliu M. Popescu)
,,I little thought that I would learn to die;/ Forever young, enveloped in my cloak, My dreaming eyes I lifted to the star/ Of solitude.
When of a sudden you stood in my way,/ On, anguish you, of nameless suffering sweet…/ And to the dregs I dank the draught of death/ Unpardoning.”
Lucifer (trad. Corneliu M. Popescu)
,,Once on a time, as poets sing/ High tales with fancy laden,/ Born of a very noble king/ There lived a wondrous maiden.
An only child, her kinsfolk boon,/ So fair, imagination faints;/ As though amidst the stars the moon,/ Or Mary amidst the saints.
From ‘neath the castle’s dark retreat,/ Her silent way she wended/ Each evening to the window-seat/ Where Lucifer attended.
And secretly, with never fail,/ She watched his double race,/ Where vessels drew their pathless trail/ Across the ocean’s face.
And as intent she drank his light,/ Desire was quickly there;/ While he who saw her every night/ Soon fell in love with her.
And sitting thus with rested head,/ Her elbows on the sill,/ Her heart by youthful fancy led/ Did with deep longing fill.
While he, a brilliant shining spark,/ Glowed always yet more clear/ Towards the castle tall and dark/ Where she would soon appear.”