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"... brevity is the soul of wit ..."
- William Shakespeare


Ivan de Monbrison is French poet, writer, and artist born in 1969 in Paris. His poems or short stories have appeared in several literary magazines in France, Italy, Belgium, Germany, The UK, Canada, India, Pakistan, Mexico, South-Africa, Australia, Switzerland, and in the US. Five poetry chapbooks of his works have been published: L'ombre déchirée, Journal, La corde à nu, Ossuaire and Sur-Faces. His novels include: Les Maldormants (2014), L'Heure Impure(2016), Orgasmes et Fantaisies (2016) Nanaqui ou les Tribulations d'un poète (2017) A Tale of the Insane: Inside The Fire Avid Publishing LLC (2018) The Overflowing Body poems Greying Ghost press (2018) La Cicatrice Nue Editions Traversées Belgium (2020 )

Ivan de Monbrison

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Ты говоришь, говоришь, я ничего не слышу.
Мое сердце пусто.
Ночь окрашена в черный цвет.
На рассвете мы слушаем песню голубей.
Мы слушаем, как свет медленно входит в нас.

You talk, you talk, I can't hear anything.
My heart is empty.
The night is painted in black.
At dawn we listen to the song of the pigeons.
We listen to the light slowly entering us.

Translated from Russian