O there are words that should not be repeated,
And he who speaks them – is a spendthrift.
Inexhaustable is the sky’s blue spindrift
Alone, and the mercy of the Redeemer.
– by Анна Ахматова (Anna Akhmatova) (Winter 1916, Sebastopol)
– from Белая стая (White Flock, 1917) translation by D. M. Thomas