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Zinaida Gippius

Zinaida Gippius

ZINNAIDA GIPPIUS: Helplessness

Helplessness

1983
I look at a sea – the greedy one and fervent,
Chained to the earth, on the depleted shore…
Stand by a gulf – over the endless heavens,
And could not fly to azure, as before. 

I didn’t decide to join or slaves, or rebels,
Have no a courage nor to live, nor – die…
I feel my God – but cannot say my prayers,
I want my love – but can’t find love of mine.

I send to sun my worship and my groan,
I see a sheet of clouds, pale and cold…
What is a truth? It seems to me, I know, – 
But for the truth I have not the right world.   


Translated by Yevgeny Bonver, November, 2000


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