Nina Cassian reads

Epilogue

Between the sun and me 
there is a veil of quietude 
which protects my eyes 
from the scratch of light 
which spares my being 
from the blister of knowledge 
which allows my self 
to breathe undisturbed. 

So now the war is over 
and now the love is over: 
How beautiful the death 
well prepared in advance.
Renée Annie Cassian-Matasar (Nina Cassian), 
born Galati, Romania 27 November 1924, 
died New York 14 April 2014.

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