Collegia – Ode 23: The Dream


Oh, warm the breath!
Oh, sweet the sighs!
Fast-closed eyes
White sheets beneath.
Cease not, O breath;
Come not, O death,
Before I rise;
For I am wise
With fantasies;
And round me breathe,
And round me wreathe
Such melodies
That I am now in Paradise!

1. 12. 1927