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In all innocence


“Little Lamb,
Here I am;
Come and lick
My white neck;
Let me pull
Your soft Wool;
Let me kiss
Your soft face;
Merrily, Merrily,
We welcome in the Year.”

(W. Blake in Spring)
Liège (B)

Don’t fly away from me!

"Often in the white clouds that appear on the horizon 
It seems that as an angel you fly towards me, 
And hold out your arms never to leave me again.
Ah, tell me, ah, say if there is anything 
that conjures up an image of me for you!"

(Unidentified author in All'amante lontano, transl. by L. Claycomb)
Amsterdam (NL)

When the fierce cold comes, there is the heater

"Grimmige Kälte Sauset hernieder,
Womit nur deck ich
Des Kindleins Glieder!
O all ihr Engel,
Die ihr geflügelt Wandelt im Wind,
Stillet die Wipfel!
Es schlummert mein kind."

(E. von Geibel, no title in Spanisches Liederbuch)
Leuven (B)

Ils jouent à la grotte de Lourdes

"When children are playing alone on the green,
In comes the playmate that never was seen.
When children are happy and lonely and good,
The Friend of the Children comes out of the wood."

(R.L. Stevenson in The unseen playmate)
Huy (B)

How touching is half a donkey?

How touching is half a donkey

“When I see a donkey I wonder why
There`s a lump in my throat and a tear in my eye. 
Is it perhaps because I see
A being that’s so much like me.”

(T. Holm in The donkey)
Huy (B)