Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Marina Tsvetaeva - From a Mirror

Marina Tsvetaeva and her husband, Sergey Efron
* * *
I’d like to pry your journey path,
Your station, terminus
From an obscure mirror depth
In slumber fogginess.

I glimpse a tall ship and its mast,
You’re standing on the deck...
You’re on a train, in smoking cars
The fields rue at sunset...

The evening fields are wet with dew
Crows circle up above...
Unwilling I let go of you -
May God bless where you are!


1914


Translated by Dina Belyayeva

Russian Original

As popularized in the 1970s Soviet-era romcom

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