Lost: Zawieruszony

I lost a world the other day.
Has anybody found?
You’ll know it by the row of stars
Around its forehead bound.

 

A rich man might not notice it;
Yet to my frugal eye
Of more esteem than ducats.
Oh, find it, sir, for me!

 

*****

 

Świat jaki zgubiłam, dni temu parę.
Czy odnalazł go kto?
Poznać po gwiazdach się daje
Na czele i w krąg.

 

Bogaczowi nań nie zważać;
Lecz na moje oko skromne
Nade dukaty szacowny.
Pan mi go znajdzie, proszę pana!

 

TRANSLATOR’S NOTE

Emily Dickinson used the articles consciously. I like a look of agony (Time and Eternity, XII, Real) declines fondness: we would have the look of agony, then. I lost a world (Time and Eternity, XXXVI, Lost) does not pronounce the end of the world.

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