Night

Gustaf Munch-Petersen: Nineteen Poems

Silent rain falls

through the night –

Over the other coast

the storm shrieks –

Here the rain falls silently –

From a grey sky

invisible in the night

the raindrops fall

on houses and fields and boats,

and on the rocks by the sea –

And make everything wet

in the stillness of the night –

From the other side of the island

the shrieks of the storm are heard

faintly –