There, a man burned.
Among the crowds, it’s becoming harder
To act undead, when life is make-believe,
And to relate tragic play of ardor
To all of those who’ve yet to really live.
And to inspect your nightmares and aspire
For order in the vortex of the heart,
So that by looking at the pale glow of art,
They’d recognize life’s fatal, deadly fire!
May 10, 1910
By Alexander Blok
Translation by Andrey Kneller
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