Oh, those Russians


Viktor Sosnora/Виктор Александрович Соснора

There it all was: the gaslamp, drugstore,
street, a kiss,

a fountain, imposture, Mniszech,
Evgeny and the Neva night,

a madman and revolvers,
a genius and the jealousy of hands,

friends with double eyes,
wit of our will-o-the-wisp,

Salieri with the wrong goblet,
take everything to heart: tomorrow, love…

how light it is to love the dead!
how late it is to love the living!

Photo (c) 2006 OiMax used under Creative Commons license.


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