What apparition! Ah, what light!
A white star fell into the garden,
Unexpected, unsought. Luck,
arrow, flower, fire.
In the high grass, in the wide silk,
it fell from the house of time.
A star came back to our world.
My hands bear its scar.
—Translated from the Romanian by Andrei Codrescu
(from La cumpana apelor, 1933)