Songs and Dances of Death: Serenade, by Arseny...
Serenade Languorous, magical dark blue night. Trembling spring twilight. With bowed head, a sickly young woman listens to the still murmurs of the night. Sleep has not closed her eyes. Life pleads with joy not to fade, But in the silence of midnight, Death sings a serenade: “In the darkness of cruel captivity, your youth fades. I, an errant knight, unknown to you, will free you by my magic...