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Unique Days

Boris Pasternak (translated by Michael Harari)

My many winters blaze
With winter solstices,
The endless repetition
Of unrepeatable days

Missing in memory till
The pattern is complete;
Remembered as the time
When time was standing still.

Each detail is precise:
Winter, towards midwinter,
Wet roads and streaming roofs
And sun that basked on ice;

The lovers in a dream
Longing themselves together;
The starling boxes high
In hot trees, wet with steam;

The clock hands in a daze
Of sleep, stuck to the dial;
The days like centuries,
The kisses like the days.
Taken from 'A Field of Large Desires'...
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