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Anna Akhmatova

Anna Akhmatova

ANNA AKHMATOVA: "Don't Pine Your Heart..."

"Don't Pine Your Heart..."

1921
Don’t pine your heart with fleeting worldly bliss,
Never be used to your sweet wife and house,
Take a last piece from your child’s dear mouth 
To give to somebody, who needs. 

And be a slave, submissive to a word
Of him, who was your foe – the sworn, rather,
And call a beast of wilderness your brother,
And wait for nothing from the Lord.


Translated by Yevgeny Bonver, January, 2002


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