242036To read only children's books…Osip MandelstamDmitri Smirnov1908
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To read only children's books,
To cherish only children's thoughts.
All grown-up things to disperse far away,
And to rise from a deep sorrow.
I am mortally tired of life,
I accept nothing of it,
But I love my poor earth,
Because I’ve seen no other.
I swung myself in a far-off garden
On the simple wooden swing,
Remembering tall dark fir trees
In an obscure delirium.
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