“I’m Hamlet Now…”

…from the quills of the dead white poets

Alexandr Alexandrovich Blok (1880 – 1921)


I’m Hamlet now. Freezes blood,

When the perfidy waves laces,

While love is first – and lives in heart

For her – the one in times and spaces.

Ophelia, my dear friend,

You got away by cold fierce,

And, Prince, I’m dying in my land,

With poisoned swords in fighting pierced.

Translated by Yevgeny Bonver, January, 1995 – March, 2002

About Paul Jacko

Jacko was born in Czechoslovakia not long before the communist putsch in February 1948. He studied industrial chemistry there and left in 1969 for Australia, where he became a lawyer and established his own practice. He has now retired and beside hunting, fishing, camping, prospecting and playing golf he amuses himself by writing.
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