by Elinor Wylie (1885 - 1928)

Prophecy
Language: English 
Available translation(s): GER
I shall lie hidden in a hut
   In the middle of an alder wood,
With the back door blind and bolted shut,
   And the front door locked for good.

I shall lie folded like a saint.
   Lapped in a scented linen sheet,
On a bedstead striped with bright-blue paint,
   Narrow and cold and neat.

The midnight will be glassy black
   Behind the panes, with wind about
To set his mouth against a crack
   And blow the candle out.

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

  • GER German (Deutsch) (Bertram Kottmann) , title 1: "Prophezeiung", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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This text was added to the website: 2011-02-05
Line count: 12
Word count: 78