Alexander Karpenko

MY LOVE’S NAMES

If sometimes I call you my treasure,
Don’t believe me.
Say that treasures are buried in the earth.

If sometimes I call you my pearl,
Don’t believe me.
Say that pearls are found on the seabed.

If sometimes I call you my star,
Don’t believe me.
Say that stars are thrown up to the sky.

But when I call you by your first name,
Still unknown to you, believe me, my dear.
And take my love to your heart
As a treasure, as a pearl, as your own star.