Julian Tuwim
The Darkest Night

Hey you, overburdened,
Sit with me.
Together silent, let us watch,
Dark night, you see?

Do shake off
That oaken chest
Let time go by.
Let us gaze into this dark
With human eye.

Hard to talk. A heavy load.
Stone bread to bite.
Pointless talk. Stone to a stone
The darkest night.


(Translated by: Witold Wojtaszko)