Tuesday, 2 April 2013

The Wish - Aleksandr Pushkin

I shed my tears; my tears – my consolation;
And I am silent; my murmur is dead,
My soul, sunk in a depression’s shade,
Hides in its depths the bitter exultation.
I don’t deplore my passing dream of life --
Vanish in dark, the empty apparition!
I care only for my love’s infliction,
And let me die, but only die in love!

Aleksandr Pushkin (1799 – 1837) Russia
Translated by Yevgeny Bonver

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