A Sonnet (One Heart)

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A Sonnet (One Heart)
by Adam Asnyk, translated by Jarek Zawadzki
1500064A Sonnet (One Heart)Jarek ZawadzkiAdam Asnyk

One heart, one heart is all I’m dreaming of
One heart upon this sullen earth I seek.
A heart to tremble with my heart in love,
So that I be a meek one mid the meek.

One pair of lips, wherefrom my lips for aye
Would drink the drink of joy with no constraints.
Two eyes that I could marvel at each day,
And see myself a saint among the saints.

One heart I need, two hands both soft and white
To veil my eyes and gently bar the light,
So I may fall asleep and by a touch

Of an angel’s cheek be carried to the sky.
One heart, one heart, so little though need I,
I see and know that I demand too much.

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