to my most precious (as yet unknown)
your smile i have seen on other's lips,
your kindness i have seen in other's acts, your spirit kept mine company in darkest times.
i know you only as the parts of others i now can't imagine being a lifetime without.
(what is your name? i have pet theories.)
Poet Taras Zaitsev, 1973
Translation by Quinxy von Besiex, 2009