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Herman Gorter

The silent road

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The silent road
the glowing moonlit road –

the trees
the oh so still and aged trees –
the water
the gently tautened contented water.

And beyond, far off, the sunken sky
with the stars’ wheedling cry.

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De stille weg
de maannachtlichte weg –

de boomen
de zoo stil oudgeworden boomen –
het water
het zachtbespannen tevreeë water.

En daar achter in \'t ver de neergezonken hemel
met \'t sterrengefemel.
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The silent road

*


The silent road
the glowing moonlit road –

the trees
the oh so still and aged trees –
the water
the gently tautened contented water.

And beyond, far off, the sunken sky
with the stars’ wheedling cry.

The silent road

*


The silent road
the glowing moonlit road –

the trees
the oh so still and aged trees –
the water
the gently tautened contented water.

And beyond, far off, the sunken sky
with the stars’ wheedling cry.
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