Friday, July 22, 2011

"Leaves scarcely breathing..."
























Leaves scarcely breathing
in the black breeze;
the flickering swallow
draws circles in the dusk.

In my loving
dying heart
a twilight is coming,
a last ray, gently reproaching.




From Stone 24 by Osip Mandelstam, trans. by Clarence Brown & W.S. Merwin, The selected poems of Osip Mandelstam

Summer, Gustave Doré, 1860-70

2 comments:

Lucy said...

Gorgeous and gorgeous.

Bellatrix said...

Well picked. As always.