Like two doomed ships that pass in storm
We had crossed each other's way:
But we made no sign, we said no word,
We had no word to say;
For we did not meet in the holy night,
But in the shameful day.

Мы встретились в позорный день,
А не в святую ночь,
Но в бурю гибнущим судам
Друг другу не помочь:
На миг столкнули волны нас
И разбросали прочь.