Konstantin Simonov

Simonov through English Eyes

"In a dream, I saw a wedding.."

to Valentina Serova

In a dream, I saw a wedding
And I think the bride was you.
You the bride and I a beggar
At the porch - it may be true!

Let it happen as I dreamed it!
Only promise, as you stand
At the porch, to have the kindness -
Put no alms into my hand!

1945