The Silver Age of Russian Poetry
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Once again, once again,
I am a star for
Woe to the sailor who has taken
The wrong angle of his ship
On a star:
He will be shattered on the rocks,
On the underwater sandbanks.
Woe to you also who have taken
The heart's wrong angle on me.
You will be shattered on the rocks,
And the rocks will laugh
As you laughed
Translation from The Heritage of Russian Verse. Ed. Dmitrii Obolensky. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1965, p.289-290.
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