Olga Berggolts

Olga Berggolts

In Stalingrad

Here, even the distant ash remains so hot,
That it will burn you,
Take in a breath,
Recall,
Perhaps touch it.
Yet you, do not cry while walking upon it,
And do not startle before the ashes to come.
1952

– Olga Berggolts (Translated by me)

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