Long, however you look in the envelope, a leaflet, - The last terms have passed! But because he is in the Far East, That is far in the east... Impatiently you are awaiting an answer - News with a few words... We meet here at daybreaks Eight hours earlier. Here roar the steamers till the morning Surrounded by oceanic noises - Not because it is called the Pacific, It is indeed pacific. Impatiently you are awaiting an answer - News with a few words... We meet here at daybreaks Eight hours earlier. Donít get frightened about stories, As if here is the very brink of the world, - Behind is still Sachalin, and then - Our round planet. Impatiently you are awaiting an answer - News with a few words... We meet here at daybreaks Eight hours earlier. They say - here is, of course, not the paradise, But the correspondence is intolerable, - You know that, my love, you are summoned: The Far East - that is near! Soon you will get an answer - News with a few words! Together we would meet at daybreaks - Eight hours earlier!
© Elisabeth Jelinek. Translation, 2018