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*This is another one of my translations, this time it's from Aleksander Pushkin.


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Donít ask me why alone in dismal thought
In times of mirth, Iím often filled with strife,
How come my weary stare is so distraught,
How come I donít enjoy the dream of life;

Donít ask me why my soul has slowly perished
And ceased to love the love that pleased me then
No longer can I call someone ďmy cherishedĒ--
Who once has loved will never love again;

Who once felt bliss will never feel its essence,
A momentís happiness is all that we receive:
From youth, prosperity and joyful pleasance
Weíre left with only apathy and grief...

© Copyright 2000 Andrey Kneller - All Rights Reserved
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1 posted 04-06-2000 10:57 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth   Email Elizabeth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Elizabeth's Home Page   View IP for Elizabeth

Master--you have a gift for translating as well as for writing beautiful poetry!

Elizabeth


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I really loved this poem. I can totally relate to it. Great translation!Thank you for sharing it

 "It was my love that did us both to death. " -Sylvia Plath
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Thank you both! I'm glad that you enjoyed it!
 
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