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29 December 2006


"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


St. Petersburg

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