Celebrate by Anna Akhmatova
Celebrate our anniversary â€“ canâ€™t you see
tonight the snowy night of our first winter
comes back again in every road and tree -
that winter night of diamantine splendour.
Steam is pouring out of yellow stables,
the Moika riverâ€™s sinking under snow,
the moonlightâ€™s misted as it is in fables,
and where we are heading â€“ I donâ€™t know.
There are icebergs on the Marsovo Pole.
The Lebyazhâ€™yaâ€™s crazed with crystal art.....
Whose soul can compare with my soul,
if joy and fear are in my heart? -
And if your voice, a marvellous birdâ€™s,
quivers at my shoulder, in the night,
and the snow shines with a silver light,
warmed by a sudden ray, by your words?