The Sea

by Julie Delvaux

Give me your lips
I shall make them a boat
That will take me to the centre
Of the Earth that longs for love
The fingers will be the oars
And I'll be a mere sea boy
And let me perish
At sea of your infinite love.


Translated from Russian by the author

Julia Shuvalova

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Julie Delvaux is an award-winning author and translator. Her previous work included publications of prose, poetry and translations of both famous writers and children’s books. After many years of living in the UK she now resides in Moscow, Russia where she teaches English and History, produces copious translations and relaxes with the knitting, surrounded by her pets. Her collection of philosophical essays on a common topic of solitude, Exercises in Loneliness, is available at online stores.

Last updated May 02, 2015