The Duchess of Burgundy Departs From Her Body
Holy sleep, holy time!
Drive the carriage to the heart of the forest,
if you want an answer!
And the Duchess added:
When you become a body, you depart from your body.
She was sitting on her commode
and chatting to her ladies-in-waiting.
And she said:
the Duke’s sleep, let it be holy,
it mustn’t be disturbed!
For the Duke’s in the heart of the forest.
The light filters through the leaves, and the echo:
if you want an answer.
Relieved, she said:
The Duchess’s time is holy,
it mustn’t be wasted!