In honor of National Poem in Your Pocket Day — April 30, 2015
“I am happy living simply”
By Marina Tsvetaeva
I am happy living simply:
like a clock, or a calendar.
Worldly pilgrim, thin,
wise—as any creature. To know
the spirit is my beloved. To come to
as a ray of light, or a look.
To live as I write: spare—the way
God asks me—and friends do not.
From: Poetry (March 2012)