Frå diktsamlinga "The Wild Iris" av nobelprisvinnaren Louise Gluck er denne vakre "Lullaby":
Time to rest; you have had
enough excitement for the time being.
Twilight, then early evening. Fireflies
in the room, flickering here and there, here and there,
and summer`s deep sweetness filling the open window.
Don`t think of these things anymore.
Listen to my breathing, your own breathing
like the fireflies, each small breath
a flare in which the world appears.
I`ve sung to you long enough in the summer night.
I`ll win you over in the end; the world can`t give you
this sustained vision.
You must be taught to love me. Human beings must be
taught to love
silence and darkness.