Murder
by Yevgeny Yevtushenko
[English translation by Albert C. Todd from The Collected Poems: 1952-1990, published by Henry Holt in 1991]

No one sleeps more beautifully than you.
But I am afraid
that you will waken just now,
and touch me with an indifferent glance, lightly passing,
and commit the murder of beauty.




   

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