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Spirit's house

Language: English

From naked stones of agony
I will build a house for me;
As a mason all alone
I will raise it, stone by stone,
And every stone where I have bled
Will show a sign of dusky red.
I have not gone the way in vain,
For I have good of all my pain;
My spirit's quiet house will be
Built of naked stones I trod
On roads where I lost sight of God.


Translation(s): FRE

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Confirmed with Sara Teasdale, Love Songs, New York, The Macmillan Company, 1917, page 47.


Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]

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Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , title 1: "Maison de l'esprit", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Text added to the website: 2011-02-13.
Last modified: 2015-10-13 15:53:11
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Word count: 74

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Maison de l'esprit

Language: French (Français) after the English

Avec les pierres brutes de l'agonie
Je me construirai une maison ;
Toute seule comme un maçon,
Je l'érigerai pierre après pierre,
Et chaque pierre sur laquelle j'ai saigné
Montrera un signe rouge crépusculaire.
Je n'ai pas suivi ce chemin en vain,
Car toutes mes peines ont du bon ;
La maison tranquille de mon esprit
Sera faite des pierres brutes écrasées
Sur les routes où j'ai perdu Dieu de vue.


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Text added to the website: 2015-10-13.
Last modified: 2015-10-13 15:53:25
Line count: 11
Word count: 71