Juliusz Slowacki

(1809 - 1849 / Poland)

Anhelli - Chapter 5

And so the Shaman and Anhelli made their pilgrimage through the sorrowful country
and over the desolate roads and under the roaring forests of Siberia,
meeting men who suffered, and comforting them.

And lo, one evening they walked beside still and stagnant water,
above which grew some weeping willows and a few pines.

And the Shaman, seeing the fishes leaping out toward the evening glow, said :
'Lo, thou sawest this roach that flew through the air and again sank.

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