Nikolai Minsky - To The Artist

To the Artist

You should be all-understanding,
flexible, unsteady, changing,
as a running ocean wave,
unfastidious and suave , —
Welcome all that come to pass,
Leaning, touching, encompass
whether you accept or not.

Be impassive, apathetic,
all-departing, anaesthetic
As a running ocean wave,
have no shelter and no trace, —
Daytime, nighttime, dawn you see
Every time in different place,
with the only dream in mind:
To the sea, the sea, the sea!