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February, to get ink and weep...

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Master
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*This is a translation of a poem by B. Pasternak.

Oh February, to get ink and weep!
And write about it mourning,
While the uproaring, raging sleet,
Like in the spring, is burning.

Go rent a buggy. For six grivnas,
Race through the blare of bells and wheels,
To where the shower often drizzles
Much louder than ink and tears.

Where, like the ashen pears, the crows
From trees, by thousands, will rise,
Crash into puddles, and then toss
Dry sadness deep into the eyes.

Below, thawed patch is showing through,
With loud cries, the wind is grubbed.
The more haphazard, the more true--
The poems are composed and sobbed.

© Copyright 2000 Andrey Kneller - All Rights Reserved
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1 posted 03-31-2000 05:26 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth   Email Elizabeth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Elizabeth's Home Page   View IP for Elizabeth

And a good translation it is! It describes the month of February very well.

Elizabeth


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Well done, Master!

Denise
Mike
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Well done.  (Dr. Zhivago next?)
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Wonderfully done, your talent for this is amazing  
Master
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Thank you everyone!
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Wonderfully done and I agree you have described february to a tee..great poem!

 
Master
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Thank you Cheryl! Glad you liked it.
 
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