Marina Ivanovna Tsvetaeva

(8 October 1892 – 31 August 1941 / Moscow)

The Window


In the sweet, Atlantic
Breathing of spring
My curtain's like a butterfly,
Huge, fluttering
Like a Hindu widow
To a pyre's golden blaze,
Like a drowsy Naiad
To past-window seas.

Submitted: Thursday, January 01, 2004

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