Friday, January 4, 2013

Innokenty Annensky

                        * * *
Through macrocosm and scintillating orbs
I say the name of One Celestial Lover…
Not that I have been loving Her before,
But that I have been wearied by the others. 

And if the doubt exacts a heavy toll,
She is the One I’m begging for true guidance,
Not that She brings more light into the world,
But that with Her one'd be content in darkness.


Translated by Dina Belyayeva

Russian original


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