Latest aphorisms, page 10
While I was passing with the crowd in the road I saw thy smile from the balcony and I sang and forgot all noise.
I shall die again and again to know that life is inexhaustible.
I have seen thee as the half-awakened child sees his mother in the dusk of the dawn and then smiles and sleeps again.
Let the dead have the immortality of fame, but the living the immortality of love.
We live in this world when we love it.
One word keep for me in thy silence, O World, when I am dead, "I have loved."
The lamp of meeting burns long; it goes out in a moment at the parting.
The day of work is done. Hide my face in your arms, Mother. Let me dream.
I am a child in the dark. I stretch my hands through the coverlet of night for thee, Mother.
Light in my heart the evening star of rest and then let the night whisper to me of love.