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TO LOVE SOME WOMEN IS A HEAVY CROSS

To love some women is a heavy cross
but you are beautiful without blemish.
The secret of your subtle charm
equates the secret of life itself.

With spring comes rustling and we know again
what stirs with novelty and truth.
From that source you began.
Your meaning's clear and like the air, so unconcerned.

Lightly you're aroused, and then to ripen!
To shake from out the heart the waste of words--
to live! No longer bound.
But this takes more than cunning, more than craft.

(Boris Pasternak)

 

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