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Aleksandr Pushkin

Aleksandr Pushkin

The Dream

Not long ago, in a charming dream,
I saw myself -- a king with crown's treasure;
I was in love with you, it seemed,
And heart was beating with a pleasure.
I sang my passion's song by your enchanting knees.
Why, dreams, you didn't prolong my happiness forever?
But gods deprived me not of whole their favor:
I only lost the kingdom of my dreams.


Translated by Yevgeny Bonver, January, 2000
Edited by Dmitry Karshtedt, March, 2000

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