A Magic Moment I Remember

 

A Magic Moment I Remember - Alexander Pushkin

 

 

 

A magic moment I remember:

 

I raised my eyes and you were there,

 

A fleeting vision, the quintessence

 

Of all that's beautiful and rare.

 

 

 

I pray to mute despair and anguish,

 

To vain the pursuits world esteems,

 

Long did I hear your soothing accents,

 

Long did your features haunt my dreams.

 

 

 

Time passed. A rebel storm-blast scattered

 

The reveries that once were mine

 

And I forgot your soothing accents,

 

Your features gracefully divine.

 

 

 

In dark days of enforced retirement

 

I gazed upon gray sky above

 

With no ideals to inspire me,

 

No one to cry for, live for, love.

 

 

 

Then came a moment of renaissance,

 

I looked up - you again were there -

 

A fleeting vision, the quintessence

 

Of all that's beautiful and rare.

 

 

 

My heart is feeling celebration,

 

I did remember it again -

 

The aim to strive, the inspiration,

 

And love, and life, and sweet heart pain.

 

 

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Taken on November 5, 2008