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Marina Tsvetaeva

A stone thrown into a silent lake is—the sound of your name. The light click of hooves at night —your name.     Your name at my temple —shrill click of a cocked gun. — Marina Tsvetaeva, from “Poems for Blok, 1,” The Ecco Anthology of International Poetry. Edited by Ilya Kaminsky and Susan Harris. (Ecco… Continue reading Marina Tsvetaeva

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Fragment · Poetry · Russian Literature · Russian Symbolism

Marina Tsvetaeva

A kiss on the forehead—erases misery. I kiss your forehead. A kiss on the eyes—lifts sleeplessness. I kiss your eyes. A kiss on the lips—is a drink of water. I kiss your lips. A kiss on the forehead—erases memory. I kiss the forehead. Marina Tsvetaeva, “A Kiss on the Forehead,” (June 5, 1917) Translation by… Continue reading Marina Tsvetaeva

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