To an Unborn Mole
Clément Marot & Mark L. Irons
October, 1537; 31 March 1999

Little mole
In your hole,
Darkness hide.
Why reside
In this cell?
Leave your shell
With a kick.
Axe and pick
Soon you'll raise.
Through long days
Don't stay pent,
Hid away.
End your stay;
You shall mine
Stone divine,
Gems and ore.
All this - more! -
Awaits you.
Join we who
Delve and dig
(Zag and zig);
We're your kin,
All born in
Tunnels deep.
We will keep
Whole your soul,
Little mole.

This translation ©1999-2002 Mark L. Irons

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