Wednesday, February 22, 2012

False ghosts

based on the poem by Russian poet Afanasy Fet (1820-1892)

I cannot sleep.
I'll light a candle.
And why to read?
Once again,
I will not comprehend
a single page -
And bright white light
begins to flicker in my eyes,
And shiny string of false ghosts -
dancing by the threshold...

What have I done?
What for?
What is my sin?
How the thought
might be a reproach?
Why so sarcastically
laughing your ghost,
And heavy stares at me
without any word?

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