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Nikola Vaptsarov

(7 December 1909 - 23 July 1942 / Bulgaria)

On Parting


To My Wife

Sometimes I'll come when you're asleep,
An unexpected visitor.
Don't leave me outside in the street.
Don't bar the door!

I'll enter quietly, softly sit.
And gaze upon you in the dark.
Then when my eyes have gazed their fill,
I'll kiss you and depart.

Submitted: Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Edited: Wednesday, July 23, 2014

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