Сургамж: Farewell Letter, by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Оруулсан admin on 2018-01-27 12:23:54 (2479 уншсан)
For reasons of health, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Colombia’s illustrious Nobel Laureate for literature, has declared his retirement from public life. He has terminal cancer and sends this letter of farewell to friends and lovers of literature.
If God, for a second, forgot what I have become and granted me a little bit more of life, I would use it to the best of my ability.
I wouldn’t, possibly, say everything that is in my mind, but I would be more thoughtful l of all I say.
I would give merit to things not for what they are worth, but for what they mean to express.
I would sleep little, I would dream more, because I know that for every minute that we close our eyes, we waste 60 seconds of light.
I would walk while others stop; I would awake while others sleep.
If God would give me a little bit more of life, I would dress in a simple manner, I would place myself in front of the sun, leaving not only my body, but my soul naked at its mercy.
Ты плакала в вечерней тишине,
И слезы горькие на землю упадали,
И было тяжело и так печально мне,
И все же мы друг друга не поняли.
Умчалась ты в далекие края,
И все мечты увянули без цвета,
И вновь опять один остался я
Страдать душой без ласки и привета.
И часто я вечернею порой
Хожу к местам заветного свиданья,
И вижу я в мечтах мне милый образ твой,
И слышу в тишине тоскливые рыданья.