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Clothed in Beauty

 

н.н.ъБНСФЙОПК

лБЛ ЙЪЧБСООБС, ЧЙУЙФ ЧП УОЕ
у РМПДБНЙ ЧЕФЧШ Ч УБДХ НПЕН - ФБЛ ОЙЪЛП...
дЕТЕЧШС УРСФ - Й ЗТЕЪСФ? - РТЙ МХОЕ;
й ФБЙОУФЧП ЙИ ЦЙЪОЙ - ВМЙЪЛП, ВМЙЪЛП...

рХУЛБК ОЕДПУФЙЦЙНП ОБН ПОП, - 
еЗП СЪЩЛ ОЕНПФОЩК ЧУЕ Ц РПОСФЕО:
йН ОБЫЕК ЛТБУПФПК УЛБЪБФШ ДБОП,
юФП НЩ - ПДОП, Ч ЛТХЗХ МХЮЕК Й РСФЕО.

й ЧУСЛПК ЦЙЪОЙ ФЧПТЮЕУЛБС ДТПЦШ
ч РТЕЛТБУОПН ПВМЙЮБЕФУС ПВМЙЮШЕ;
й НЙМП ОБН ТБЪДЕМШОПЗП ТБЪМЙЮШЕ
пВЭЕОШЕН ЛТБУПФЩ. еЕ РТЙНОПЦШ! -

й ВХДЕФ НЙТ, ЛБЛ ЬФПФ УБД ЪБУФЩМЩК,
зДЕ ЧОЕНМЕФ ЧУЕ УПЗМБУОПК ФЙЫЙОЕ:
й УФЕВМШ, Й ГЧЕФ ъЕНМЕ РПУМХЫОЩ НЙМПК;
й ГЧЕФ, Й УФЕВМШ РТЙУМХЫБМЙУШ Л мХОЕ.


to M. M. Zamiatina
              
As if chiseled, a fruit-laden branch
Hangs in my garden, asleep - so low...
The trees sleep - and dream? - in moonlight;
And the mystery of their life is near, near...

Even if we cannot grasp it,
The mute language is still intelligible:
They use our beauty to express
How we are one amidst rays and spots of light.

And the tremor of any life's creation
Reveals itself in a lovely form;
And the variance of different things is sweetened
By shared beauty. Multiply it!

And the world will be like this unstirring garden,
Where everything heeds a harmonious silence:
Both stem and flower yield to the dear Earth;
Both flower and stem listen to the Moon.

- Ива́нов

Painting by: Dan Gerhartz
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"If he's honest, he'll steal; if he's human, he'll murder; if he's faithful, he'll deceive. Being at a loss to resolve these questions, I am resolved to leave them without any resolution." I have so much to say to you that I am afraid I shall tell you nothing."

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