by Mary Coleridge (1861 - 1907)

The lake lay blue below the hill
Language: English 
Available translation(s): DUT FRE GER
The lake lay blue below the hill,
O'er it, as I looked, there flew
Across the waters, cold and still,
A bird whose wings were palest blue.

The sky above was blue at last,
The sky beneath me blue in blue,
A moment, ere the bird had passed,
It caught his image as he flew.

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

  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) (Nicolaas (Koos) Jaspers) , copyright © 1998, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Dwain Richardson) , "L'oiseau bleu", copyright © 2003, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) (Martin Stock) , "Der blaue Vogel", copyright © 2001, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Researcher for this text: Virginia Knight

This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 8
Word count: 55