A Kiss On The Forehead

A kiss on the forehead—erases misery.
I kiss your forehead.

A kiss on the eyes—lifts sleeplessness.
I kiss your eyes.

A kiss on the lips—is a drink of water.
I kiss your lips.

A kiss on the forehead—erases memory.

– Marina Tsvetaeva
Translated by Ilya Kaminsky and Jean Valentine


You can read a note by the translators here.
You can read a short biography of Tsvetaeva here, and longer bios here and here.

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