Untitled (With no need to speak)

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Ни о чем не надо говорить,
Ничему не следует учить,
И печальна так и хороша
Темная звериная душа:

Ничему не хочет научить,
Не умеет вовсе говорить –
И плывет дельфином молодым
По седым пучинам мировым.


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English Translation

With no need to speak,
nothing to be learned —
how sad and how blessed
is the dark, animal soul

that has no need to learn,
nothing to be told —
a young dolphin diving
in the shadows of the world.

1909, Petersburg

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