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Aleksandr Pushkin

Aleksandr Pushkin

The Night

My voice that is for you the languid one, and gentle,
Disturbs the velvet of the dark night's mantle,
By my bedside, a candle, my sad guard,
Burns, and my poems ripple and merge in flood --
And run the streams of love, run, full of you alone,
And in the dark, your eyes shine like the precious stones,
And smile to me, and hear I the voice:
My friend, my sweetest friend... I love... I'm yours... I'm yours!


Translated by Yevgeny Bonver, March, 1997
Edited by Dmitry Karshtedt, December, 1999

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