Farewell! By God, I think that while
We lack the courage for the feat
Of sharing words to reconcile.
Your tender face is kind and sweet,
My heart will cherish it, inspired,
And yet, by God, I think that while
We’re both alive, we shall not meet!
By Marina Tsvetaeva
Translation by Andrey Kneller
[i] Nina Vinogradnaya: a childhood friend of Marina Tsvetaeva.
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