by Judith Gautier (1845 - 1917)
Translation by James Whitall (1888 - 1954)

The shoreless sea
Language: English  after the French (Français) 
Oh dragon, 
you who rule the shoreless sea of death, 
steal away my loved one 
while, bending over her in passionate musing, 
I drink in her breath, 
bear her away on your ghostly ship, 
and take me with her 
so we may sail together always, 
drunk with love. 

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