Like the arm on the left and the arm on the right,
Your soul and my soul stand side by side.
We merge in warmth, bliss and delight,
Like the wing on the left and the wing on the right.
But a vortex rises – and a chasm breaks the link
Extending from the right – to the left wing!
July 10, 1918
By Marina Tsvetaeva
Translation by Andrey Kneller
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