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I Thought You Had Forgotten...

Alexander Pushkin

I thought you had forgotten, heart,
Your ability to suffer pain.
That easy gift would come, I thought,
No more again! No more again!

Gone were the raptures and the griefs
And the dreams you half-believed...
But now I know, while beauty lives
so long will live my power to grieve.

1835. Translation: Babette Deutsch.

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