It took you awhile to arrive in envelope, a single paper sheet, - Long has expired the date! But thatís why it is the Far East, Because itís in the east, far away... Impassionately for an answer you wait - Few words about the news... Here weíre meeting the daybreaks Eight hours earlier than you. The roar of ships here, till morning is on Amidst the ocean bustle - Itís not called Pacific for reason, That itís in reality passive. Impassionately for an answer you wait - Few words about the news... Here weíre meeting the daybreaks Eight hours earlier than you. Donít be afraid of the legend, As if here as far as it gets, - Behind, there is still Sakhalin, and then - Our round and beautiful planet. Impassionately for an answer you wait - Few words about the news... Here weíre meeting the daybreaks Eight hours earlier than you. What can I say, here, of course, is not a paradise, But Iíve enough of writing, my dear, - You know what, darling, please, arrive: The Far East, itís so near! My answer soon will arrive - Few words about the news and request! We should together meet the sunrise - Eight hours earlier than the rest!
© Anatoli Trojanowski. Translation, 2019