fly home across the blue deep water;
On shore I sit rapt in its scattering
departure rustles through the trees.
This farewell is vast and separation draws close,
but reunion, that also is certain.
My head on my arm I fall asleep easily.
On my eyes a mother's breath,
from her mouth to my heart:
sleep, child, and dream now the sun is gone.-
- Now it is fall by Edith Södergran
Translated from the Swedish by Averill Curdy
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