Thursday, June 1, 2017

Umid Ali writes


A night, 
The suspense revives again.
Enlarges fear’s chances, 
A silence appears slowly – 
The worst! 
Slumber threatens the eyes, 
(It is the pet junior of the darkness), 
Subdues the faint and the ill… 
The moon sighs for – 
A piece of charity, 
A night 
You will crumple easily. 
Heartburn leads you on to the bed, 
A sleep, 
(Is it deliverance indeed?) 
Is it taught to die eventually? 
A night lasts long and is equal to dying. 

--tr. Asror Allayarov from "The Gate Opened by Angels"

Night on the Dnieper River -- Archip Kuindshi 

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