“The man that is open of heart to his neighbour,
And stops to consider his likes and dislikes,
His blood shall be wholesome whatever his labour,
His luck shall be with him whatever he strikes.
The Splendour of Morning shall dully possess him,
That he may not be sad at the falling of eve.
And, when he has done with mere living–God bless him!–
A many shall sigh, and one Woman shall grieve!”
(R. Kipling in Neighbours)
“Blue bird, true bird,
Tell them my heart is fain
To cross the plain and the mountain,
And live in their heart again!
But I am a slave in a far-off land,
And I long, I long in vain!”
(E. Nesbit in Slave song)
"Zum Sehen geboren, Zum Schauen bestellt, Dem Turme geschworen Gefällt mir die Welt. Ich blick' in die Ferne, Ich seh' in der Näh' Den Mond und die Sterne, Den Wald und das Reh." (J.W. von Goethe in Faust) Herstal (B)
"But to go to school in a summer morn, O! it drives all joy away; Under a cruel eye outworn, The little ones spend the day In sighing and dismay." (W. Blake in The schoolboy) Liège (B)