Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Alexander Blok: Night...

Night, street and streetlight, drugstore,
The purposeless, half-dim, drab light.
For all the use live on a quarter century –
Nothing will change.  There's no way out.

You'll die – and start all over, live twice,
Everything repeats itself, just as it was:
Night, the canal's rippled icy surface,
The drugstore, the street, and streetlight.
                                             10 October 1912

Translated by Alex Cigale

4 comments:

alex cigale said...

Please credit translation "by Alex Cigale"

Zdenka Pregelj said...

Did it! Sorry Alex!

alex cigale said...

Thank you, Zdenka!

alex cigale said...

Thank you, Zdenka!