My Translation of Marina Tsvetaeva’s Cycle “Girlfriend” – Part 5

Illustration: Lady Before the Mirror by John White Alexander
I want to ask the looking glass 
With dusty, mistful dreams, 
Which road - which country shall You pass, 
And where Your shelter gleams.

Here, I behold: the ship's tall mast,
And You - on deck alone...
You - in the train's steam... Fields at dusk
Are gloomy and forlorn...

The dusky meadows bathe in dew,
Above - the ravens soar...
To the four winds I scatter You
And bless Your soul!

May 3, 1915

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9 thoughts on “My Translation of Marina Tsvetaeva’s Cycle “Girlfriend” – Part 5

    1. Thank you so much for your kind words, Gwen! I am happy that you remember and appreciate my work even after a long period of silence. ♥️


      1. I would know and remember your poetry and art however long it was, Veronica. You have a very
        distinctive style. Hope you are keeping well and happy in 2021.

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      2. Thank you, Gwen! Your reassuring words made me cry tears of joy. You don’t know how much this means to me! 🙏♥️

        I am well and hoping to finally return to Canada this August. Hopefully, this year is going well for you, too. 😉

        ~Sending you the warmest wishes from Russia✨


    1. Thank you so much, John! I am in the middle of my second semester, and it’s getting busier every day, but I am always writing – I will post my new work here in a few months!🌹☺️ I hope you are well.

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