Ah, Everything Comes So Suddenly
To Robert Walser
The night is as soft as a languid caress!
The flowers in the vase, full of humility,
Thrilled to welcome night’s infinite beauty,
Give sincere thanks to the blue silence!
And all is easy peace, and all is harmony
In the old house where souls become one!
Outside, a troubled heart wanders the pathways
Searching vainly for the warmth of a friendly hand!
Translated from the French of Athanase Vantchev de Thracy
by Norton Hodges