The Mermaid

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The MermaidI'll be yours if you want. Understand if you can
If I like anyone in this world, you're the one.
I'd been cold, pale and feeble before I met you.
Well, I come from the bottom, deep, quiet and blue.

No, don't hurry. The moon will be shining for us.
There it is! Can you see it? New moon. Now it shines!
Look, the darkness is breathing. Come. Kiss me. You're mine.
Here and there. That's it. You are sweeter than wine!

Konstantin Balmont
(Translated from the Russian by Alec Vagapov)