Ships will idle a bit and are taking the course, But they always return through bad weather and storming. Within further six months I will also come back To repeat my voyage any morning. All return as a rule except best friends of yours Except ladies beloved and devoted for ever All return as a rule except needed the most I do not trust my fate and myself-never ever. But I wish to believe that it is not the case That the burning of boats nowadays is not common. I will also come back with my friends, full of hopes I will also sing songs for beloved and unknown.
Alexander Spiridonov. Translation, 2022