July 08, 2003

Found amongst the ruins

Untitled (as far as I know)

You won't divine it immediately,
........................ the infection,
the one, as they say tenderly.
from which people die.
The first sign- a strange cheerfulness,
as if you had drunk an intoxicating potion,
and the second- grief, such grief,
that, exhausted, you can't breathe.
But the third- is the surest sign:
If your heart often skips a beat,
and the candles glow in your mist gaze,
this means tomorrow you will meet

- Anna Akhmatova, circa 1910

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