The English language has been my love since school. I was fascinated by the diversity of meanings that may be implied in one phrase. I discovered it reading Translator’s Notebooks – a brilliant periodical with poetry and prose translations criticism. School was quite a chore to me and instead of making lessons I read books only slightly related to ...
My idea is that one shouldn’t fear
The misery and the despair
That might lead nowhere
Provided you don’t hear
I really do believe
In immortality of Word.
Once said it starts to live
When ceases to be heard,
I mourn the non-existing country I was born in
Though ‘t was a phantom of Empire I belong to
The alien land where I reside at dawning
Of the millennium is wrongful.