Would You? a poem by Volodymyr Tymchuk at Spillwords.com
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Would You?

Would You?

written by: Volodymyr Tymchuk

@slovodiem

translated by: Kalpna Singh-Chitnis

@AccessKalpna

 

I’m distant, where the sun rises,
and you look at the sunset. Between us –
are a wall of time, space, and agreements to overcome,
like a ransom to be paid at a wedding gate before seeing you.

Would you care to deny these when my loneliness,
longing for oneness, floods the night garden?
I close my eyes and see you look.
And feel the touch of your skin.

Володимир Тимчук

written by: Volodymyr Tymchuk

 

Я так далеко, там, де сонце сходить,
А ти стрічаєш захід, і між нами —
Стіна із часу, простору і згоди,
Подолана, немов весільна брама.

Ти можеш заперечити, чи схочеш,
Коли в саду самотньо ночі цілі?
Закрию очі, бачу твої очі,
І відчуваю доторки до тіла.

Volodymyr Tymchuk

Volodymyr Tymchuk

Born on January 11, 1979, in Zakarpattia, Volodymyr Tymchuk is a Ukrainian poet, writer, translator, and lieutenant colonel of the Armed Forces of Ukraine who participates in the Russian-Ukrainian war. He is also a senior teacher at the Hetman Petro Sahaidachnyi National Army Academy and a Candidate in Technical Sciences. He is the author of "To Burn and Fire, to Outlive and Overcome!" (2016), "Verlaine and Song" (2017), "Opus of Pace" (2018), "Azov … Crossed" (2020), and other books. He managed the "World Poetry Day For Ukraine" project in 2022. He has been awarded the "Bohdan Khmelnytskyi Prize" for the best coverage of military themes in literature and art, the "Markiyan Shashkevych Regional Prize" for poetry, and other literary awards.
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