I came from town. Snow is falling.
Didn`t find a job.
Snow is falling. Legs are tired.
Hungry, worn, hungry.
No path ahead, no beams of light
The time is late, but look! -
A little spot of light not far
is flickering at last.
Knock-knock-knock and step inside -
door is kindly opened.
A girl is taking bread from oven,
warm bread - just think of it!
Warm room and smell so sweet.
Hungry... "Would you like some bread,
stranger?" Tore a piece for me.
A hearty piece of warm bread,
nothing tastes as sweet.
Warm bread and warm heart,
someone so still and kind.
"Stranger, where you from and where
you go? You have a wife?"
"I came from there, im going there -
wander all my life."
"Have you brothers, have you sisters,
are your parents still alive?"
"Im alone, the truth is bitter -
all of them have died..."
the biggest one is rooster!
I have four little chicken,
chatting made them waken..."
Juhan Liiv 1905
(translated to English by c:)