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Omens

Louise Glück

After Alexander Pushkin

    I rode to meet you: dreams
    like living beings swarmed around me
    and the moon on my right side
    followed me, burning.
 
    I rode back: everything changed.
    My soul in love was sad
    and the moon on my left side
    trailed me without hope.
 
    To such endless impressions
    we poets give ourselves absolutely,
    making, in silence, omen of mere event,
    until the world reflects the deepest needs of the soul.
Taken from 'Averno'...
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