The Pool And The Soul By Victor Hugo

“Comme dans les étangs.” {X., May, 1839.

As in some stagnant pool by forest-side,
In human souls two things are oft descried;
The sky,—which tints the surface of the pool
With all its rays, and all its shadows cool;
The basin next,—where gloomy, dark and deep,
Through slime and mud black reptiles vaguely creep.

Note: Translated by R.F. HODGSON


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