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Marina Tsvetaeva Quotes

Ill rise up as a poem ...
— Marina Tsvetaeva —

And soon all of us will sleep under the earth, we who never let each other sleep above it.

— Marina Tsvetaeva

However much you feed a wolf, it always looks to the forest. We are all wolves of the dense forest of Eternity.

— Marina Tsvetaeva

One should write only those books from whose absence one suffers. In short: the ones you want on your own desk.

— Marina Tsvetaeva

I'll rise up as a poem ...

— Marina Tsvetaeva

Somewhere in the night a
human being is drowning.

— Marina Tsvetaeva

What shall I do, singer and first-born, in a
world where the deepest black is grey,
and inspiration is kept in a thermos?
with all this immensity
in a measured world?

— Marina Tsvetaeva

After a sleepless night the body gets weaker,
It becomes dear and not yours - and nobody's.
Just like a seraph you smile to people
And arrows moan in the slow arteries.
After a sleepless night the arms get weaker
And deeply equal to you are the friend and foe.
Smells like Florence in the frost, and in each
Sudden sound is the whole rainbow.
Tenderly light the lips, and the shadow's golden
Near the sunken eyes. Here the night has sparked
This brilliant likeness - and from the dark night
Only just one thing - the eyes - are growing dark.

— Marina Tsvetaeva

At the skin, my blood calls out to
your heart, my whole sky craves
an island of tenderness.
My rivers tilt towards you.

— Marina Tsvetaeva

Bullets they took from us, they took our rifles
Minerals they took, and comrades too:
But while our mouths have spittle in them
The whole country is still armed.

— Marina Tsvetaeva

I have two enemies in all the world,
Two twins, inseparably fused:
The hunger of the hungry and the fullness of the full.

— Marina Tsvetaeva

How quiet the writing, how noisy the printing.

— Marina Tsvetaeva

In you, I see the heroines of Shakespeare's tragedies.
You, unhappy lady, were
never saved by anybody.

— Marina Tsvetaeva

For the way of the comets is the poet's way.

— Marina Tsvetaeva

Black as
the centre of an eye, the centre, a blackness
that sucks at light. I love your vigilance
Night, first mother of songs, give me the voice to sing of you
in those fingers lies the bridle of the four winds.
Crying out, offering words of homage to you, I am
only a shell where the ocean is still sounding.
But I have looked too long into human eyes.
Reduce me now to ashes
Night, like a black sun.

— Marina Tsvetaeva

Amidst the dust of bookshops, wide dispersed
And never purchased there by anyone,
Yet similar to precious wines, my verse can wait
Its time will come.

— Marina Tsvetaeva

Women talk about love and silent about lovers, men - on the contrary: Speaking of mistresses, but are silent about love.

— Marina Tsvetaeva

I am a shadow's shade, a lunatic, perhaps,
Of two dark moons.

— Marina Tsvetaeva

Don't you know no one can escape the power of creatures reaching out with breath alone?

— Marina Tsvetaeva

In this most Christian of worlds all poets are Jews.

— Marina Tsvetaeva

My verses are my diary. My poetry is a poetry of proper names.

— Marina Tsvetaeva

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