714 | Winter evening – Juhan Liiv, Estonia

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Picture by Germain Droogenbroodt

Winter Evening

A mild winter evening
dressed in dark silk,
through the mist a star
glimmers, then sleeps.

The heart stirs briefly,
then it, too, grows calm:
It has become one
with the winter evening.

Juhan Liiv, Estonia (1864–1913)

Translation H. L. Hix