BLACK CAT POEMS
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The Extreme Orient
translated by: Jethro Bithell
in the reed was heard.
I went to the river alone. I freed the painter,
I laid me down in the junk was never a quainter,
Noiselessly, not to startle any
And the junk lay in the water like a pillow,
And where it glided knew not. O beyond saying
The charm to be on unknown waters straying!...
And sometimes I bent back the bough of a willow.
And breathed, upon a wave of indolence rocked,
Thy soul, thou evening no sound-shiver shocked,
For subtly I do love the twilight air;
And sister of my dream sad water that sighs is,
Diaphanous my cup is, and I bear
A melancholy heart where the
poems by Albert Samain