Ships will stay for a time and then set their course, - But they always are home back, stormy or fair... In at most a half-year Iíll come to the doors, - To be going away, to be going away for a half year. Any people are back but the nearest friends, But the greatest beloved and devoted women. Any people are back - but of needful brands, - Damn belief in ill fate, damn it what my words will mean! And I wonít believe it, it canít be my creed, That to burn down ships is in fashion somewhere. Iíll sure come back - full of friends, full of deed, - Iíll, surely, sing, Iíll, surely, sing in at most a half-year.
© Natalia Tverskova. Translation, 2000