Marina Ivanovna Tsvetaeva

(8 October 1892 – 31 August 1941 / Moscow)

Dialogue Between Hamlet And His Conscience


- She's- She's in the riverbed, in algae
And weeds...She went to them
To sleep, - but there's no sleep there, either!
- But she's the one I loved
Like forty thousand brothers
Couldn't love!
- Hamlet!
She's in the riverbed, in algae:
Algae! . . And her last garland
Has surfaced in the logs by the bank...
- But she's the one I loved
Like forty thousand...
- Less,
Even so, than a single lover.
She's in the riverbed, in algae.
- But she's the one -

I loved??

Submitted: Tuesday, April 13, 2010

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  • Erin Stevens (9/9/2013 4:31:00 PM)

    This is so beautiful! Hamlet is my favorite Shakespearean play. You captured his character very well :) (Report) Reply

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