Held captured and enraptured deeply,
I saw my dreams during the day, --
All saw me sleeping where I lay,
Nobody saw me tired and sleepy.
And all because throughout the day,
The dreams were floating in my sight,
I can’t sleep now, and here I stay
And like a lonesome shadow sway
Over my sleeping friends at night.
May 19, 1920
By Marina Tsvetaeva
Translation by Andrey Kneller
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