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!