Speaking In Tongues
Scribbling In Voices

Sergey Yesenin

Translated by Boris Leyvi

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Farewell, my boon companion, adieu.
You, my dear, are my very core.
My envisioned parting's simply due
To continuum to after from before.

Farewell. No arms, no prose or verse.
Don't be sad, and don't aggrieve your brow.
Dying isn't new to universe,
Living isn't newer anyhow.