A beast in winter
to see this player.
A beast in winter,
a plant in spring,
an insect in summer,
a bird in autumn.
The rest of the time I am a woman.
© 2006, Vera Pavlova
Pis'ma v sosednyuyu komnatu: 1001 priznaniye v lyubvi (Letters to a room next door: 1001 confessions of love)
Publisher: AST Publishing House, Moscow, 2006
© Translation: 2009, Steven Seymour