Anna Akhmatova
For all the foolishness I’ve said...

For all the foolishness I’ve said,
The punishment is heavy,
I could receive a pea of lead
From the secretary.*

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* Joseph Stalin: (December 18, 1878 — March 5, 1953) was General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union's Central Committee from 1922 until his death in 1953.

Translated by Andrey Kneller

Анна Ахматова
За такую скоморошину...

За такую скоморошину,
Откровенно говоря,
Мне свинцовую горошину
Ждать бы от секретаря.

Перевод стихотворения Анны Ахматовой «За такую скоморошину...» на английский.