"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)
"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)
"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)
“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)