Toward New Seas

translated by Peter Saint-Andre

It's true, I want to go out there
I trust in me and in my grip.
The blue and open sea is where
I float in my exploring ship.

Here everything around me gleams,
Through space and time the noontide sleeps —
But close I feel the monstrous beams
That gaze on me from endless deeps.

(Translation of "Nach neuen Meeren", The Joyful Learning, Appendix, ยง12)

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