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Don Juan

Дон-Жуан

I have a simple, arrogant dream:
I will lift the oar, leap into the stirrup,
and cheat slow time, I will kiss only new lips.

And when I am old I will receive Christ,
turn down my eyes, sprinkle ashes on my head,
and let the glorious weight of salvation
hang, an iron cross, on my chest.

And when I break away from the orgy,
like a sleepwalker waking, pale and frightened,
to the sound of his silent feet,

Then, only then I remember that I am a superfluous
atom, never father to a woman's child,
never any man's brother.

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