Vera Pavlova

“Why is the word yes so brief?
it should be
the longest,
the hardest,
so that you could not decide in an instant to say it,
so that upon reflection you could stop
in the middle of saying it.”


Vera Pavlova, If There is Something to Desire: One Hundred Poems
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If There is Something to Desire: One Hundred Poems If There is Something to Desire: One Hundred Poems by Vera Pavlova
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