I

What once was great, now appeared small

Kingdoms were fading like snow-covered bronze
What once could smite, now smites no more
Celestial earths roll on and shine
Stretched on the grass by the bank of a river

As long, long ago, I launch my boats of bark

II

na brzegu rzeki, rozciągnięty w trawie

jak dawno, dawno, puszczam łódki z kory