THEY REQUEST ME PERTAINING TO VERSES
You bid me now to reach the lyre,
That silence and split so long offers lain:
Yet I cannot wake up the strain,
Nor does the Muse 1 note inspire!
Coldly this shakes in accenta dreadful,
As if my personal soul on its own to wring,
And when the sound appears but to affair
A jest at its very own low lament;
So in sad remoteness pent,
My soul can easily neither experience nor sing.
There was a time-ah, not is too the case -
But time long ago provides past -
When upon me the Muse had ensemble
Indulgent laugh and friendship's due;
Although of that era now all too few
The thoughts that with me but will stay;
Since from the several hours of festive play
There linger on mystical notes,
And in our heads the storage floats
Of minstrelsy and music gay and lesbian.
A flower I i am, that hardly grown,
Was torn from out their Eastern bed,
Where all around perfume can be shed,
And life but as a dream is famous;
The area that I may call my own,
By me forgotten ne'er to be,
Exactly where trilling parrots their music taught me personally,
And cascades with their ceaseless roar,
And everything along the apreading shore
The murmurs of the sounding sea.
While however in childhood's happy working day,
I learned upon it is sun to smile,
And in my breasts there appears the while
Seething volcanic fires to play.
A bayart I was, my personal wish alway
To demand the fleeting wind,
With all the force of verse and mind:
" Go out, and distributed around it is flame
From zone to zone with glad acceptance,
And globe to bliss together situation! "
But it I remaining, and now no longer -
Like a tree that is certainly broken and sere --
My natal gods accept the echo clear
Of tracks that in past times that they bore;
Vast seas We cross'd to foreign shoreline,
With expect of transform and other fortune;
My folly waa explained too late,
To get in the place of great I searched for
The seas reveal'd unto me nothing,
But built death's specter on me wait.
All of these fond fancies that were acquire,
AIl take pleasure in, all sense, all emprise,
Were kept beneath the sun-drenched skies,
Which in turn o'er that flowery region shine;
And so press you can forget that request of thine,
For songs of love from away a cardiovascular
That coldly liea anything apart;
Since now with tortur'd soul My spouse and i haste
Unresting o'er the desert waste,
And lifeless gone is all the fine art.
To my personal Muse
Invoked no longer may be the Muse,
The lyre is out of date;
The poets it no longer employ,
And junior its motivation now imbues
With other type and condition.
If today our fancies aught
Of verse could still require,
Helicon's slope remains unsought;
And without pay attention to we yet inquire,
For what reason the espresso is not really brought.
Of thought sincere
That our minds may feel,
We must seize a pen of steel,
And with verse and line extreme
Fling overseas a jest and jeer.
Muse, that in the past influenced me,
And with tracks of love hast fired myself;
Go thou now to uninteresting repose,
To get today in sordid writing
I must make the gold that employed me.
At this point must I think about deep,
Meditate, and have difficulty on;
E'en sometimes I must weep;
For he who love could keep
Wonderful pain features undergone.
Fled are the days of ease,
The periods of Love's delight;
Once flowers even now would you should
And give to suffering souls surcease
Coming from pain and sorrow's blight.
One by one they may have passed on,
All I loved and moved among;
Lifeless or marriedвЂ”from me gone,
For all My spouse and i place my heart upon
By destiny adverse will be stung.
Proceed thou, too, O Day job, depart,
Other regions fairer find;
Pertaining to my property but gives art
For the honra, chains that bind,
For any temple, prisons blind.
When thou leavest me, speak:
Tell me with thy tone of voice sublime,
Thou couldst ever from me personally seek
A song of sorrow intended for the weak,
Defiance towards the tyrant's criminal offense.
The Track of the Traveler
Like to a leaf that is fallen and withered,
Tossed by the tempest from pole unto rod;
Thus roams the pilgrim abroad without purpose,
Roams without love, without country or spirit.
Following desperately treacherous fortune,
Fortune which in turn e 'en as he grasps at it flees;
Vain though the expectations that his yearning is definitely seeking,