Vladimir Solovyov – from Hafiz. In Imitation of Lermontov

I feel so hot because I love you so!
Although I may destroy myself, I know,
Yet, like a candle, I am burning slow.
My self, like a candle, burns, and like a candle, melts!
And you! Down to your feet you wear this icy dress,
You are a snowy peak, a ruinous finesse,
You do not hear my dejected plea…
I am so hot because so cold art thee!

Translated © 2011 Julie Delvaux

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