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29 December 2006

Memory


"I shall not leave too long a trace

In people's painless memory...

This ghost of life is hollow, false

And vague. What good is it for me?


So I exist within myself,

And if not-does i matter so

If someone still remembers you

Or has forgotten long ago?


A brief day or a century

In the same manner come and go...

There is no life in other's memory

It, like oblivion, is a shadow.


But here on this earth while my flesh

Can still alive and breathing be,

I have but one concern and care

That God will never forget me."


Zinaida Nikolayevna Hippius

1913-1925

St. Petersburg