The Night, The Street, The Lamps, A Drugstore / Ночь, улица, фонарь, аптека
The night, the street, the lamps, a drugstore,
the meaningless and feeble light.
Even if you live a quarter century more,
it will be the same. There’s no end in sight.
If you die, you’ll begin it all once more
and all will repeat as it was before:
the night, an icy channel’s chants
a drugstore, a street, the lamps.
(All translations are my own, unless otherwise noted)