White and green together heaves
The aspen all its glancing leaves.
Ever awake, like a ticking clock,
To and fro its branches rock.
From above, it is all a shimmer of green,
And milk-white when from below it is seen.
Most unpeaceable of trees,
It dances with the fitful breeze.
Up and down in windy weather
Wave its leaves, like a bird's feather.
White and grey it gleams in the night,
Like a flock of doves in flight.
Guido Pieter Theodorus Josephus Gezelle (May 1, 1830 - November 27, 1899) was an influential Dutch language writer and poet and a Roman Catholic priest from Belgium. He was born in Bruges in the province of West Flanders, where he also spent most of his life. He was ordained a priest in 1854, and worked as a teacher and priest in Roeselare. He was always interested in all things in English and was given the prestigious right of being the priest for the 'English Convent' in Bruges. He died there in a small room, where it is still forbidden to... Read more...
Giorgos or George Seferis was the pen name of Geōrgios Seferiádēs. He was one of the most important Greek poets of the 20th century, and a Nobel laureate. He was also a career diplomat in the Greek Foreign Service, culminating in his appointment as Ambassador to the UK, a post...
Beijar-te a fronte linda
Beijar-te o aspecto altivo
Beijar-te a tez morena
Beijar-te o rir lascivo
Beijar o ar que aspiras
Beijar o pó que pisas
Beijar a voz que soltas
Beijar a luz que visas
Sentir teus modos frios,
Sentir tua apatia,
Sentir até répúdio,
Sentir essa ironia,