Little Larks, for you

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Dark Day in Connecticut

Rondel

It’s getting dark, child, robber of sparks!
There are no more nights, there are no more days;
sleep…and wait those who will remark:
Never! and those who will say: Always!

Do you hear their steps? Not heavy, nay:
oh, the light feet! – Love, winged like the larks…
it’s getting dark, child, robber of sparks!

You hear their voice?…Graves are deaf and dark.
Sleep: they weigh little, your immortelles:
your friends the bears will not come, not they,
to throw paving stones at your demoiselles:
it’s getting dark, child, robber of sparks!

– Tristan Corbiére

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4 responses to “Little Larks, for you

  1. I wan the sunshine back, and not just literally.

    Connecticut knows; we must stem the tide of suffering in this world. Not merely cut our losses but cut back on the losses.

  2. And yet the response to the latest massacre is…. to buy more guns! Stupidity trumps safety yet again.

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