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The palm groves and the aloe thickets…

Рощи пальм и заросли алоэ...

The palm groves and the aloe thickets,
a silvery, matt stream,
the sky is infinitely blue,
the sky is gold from rays.

What more do you want, heart?
Is happiness a fable or a lie?
Why do you give yourself up submissively
to another faith temptations?

Do you want poison again?
Do you want to trash in fiery delirium?
Don't you have the power to live like the grasses
in this intoxicating garden?

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Muses, enough, cease your sobbing, / Pour out your grief into singing, / Sing about Dante soul-stirring, / Or play the flute, play with feeling. / / Move on, annoying faun deities, / Music is dead in your screaming! / Haven’t you learned only lately / Beatrice exited Eden....

Yet All But Once

Yet all but once you’ll reminisce of me / And of my world mysterious and thrilling, / The quirky world of songs and fervency, / But among all, unique and undeceiving. / / It could have been yours also, but alas, / It was too much for you, or was too scanty, / I must have ...