by Sara Teasdale (1884 - 1933)

The lamp
Language: English 
Available translation(s): FRE
If I can bear your love like a lamp before me,
When I go down the long steep Road of Darkness,
I shall not fear the everlasting shadows,
     Nor cry in terror.

If I can find out God, then I shall find Him,
If none can find Him, then I shall sleep soundly,
Knowing how well on earth your love sufficed me,
     A lamp in darkness.

Confirmed with Sara Teasdale, Dark of The Moon, New York, The Macmillan Company, 1926, page 84.


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  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , title 1: "La lampe", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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This text was added to the website: 2010-03-27
Line count: 8
Word count: 66