To Marina Vladi
I love you while it lasts. I want to be exposed! Stop fate and void the past: Iíve always been opposed to "afterís" and "agoís." In tears or in bliss, I burn within your glow. Whatís gone - I do not miss. What fate would bring? - donít know. Iíd come to you wherever, whatever it would take! I only beg you never to mar it by mistake: donít ask me to avow, donít question what I feel - if I say: "Love you now," donít make me add, "and will."
© Anna Kapellan. Translation, 2018