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When in the times – the old and good –
Was met a ghost or apparition,
Satan, for sure, was out-pushed
By spell of simple composition:
’Amen, amen, break up!’ In our days,
There’re not a lot of imps and different apparitions;
Just Heavens know where they now lay their ways.
But you my genius, kind or vicious,
When I am seeing so close
Your profile, and sweet eyes, and curls of pure gold,
When hearing your gentle voice
And speeches so lovely, bold –
I’m charmed; I burn, and cannot pray,
And shudder before my ghost-goddess,
And to my heart, in fancies gorgeous –
‘Amen, amen, break up!’ – I say.


Translated by Yevgeny Bonver, November 10, 2003

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