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Bolesław Leśmian, "Why so many candles..." is a readable shard in Cyberpunk 2077. It is a poem from the important Polish poet Bolesław Leśmian.

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BOLESŁAW LEŚMIAN, "WHY SO MANY CANDLES..."


Why so many candles, these faces above me?
No more harm shall ever meet my body. Everyone is standing - while here alone I lie -
Grieving, feigning. One must be true when one must die. And so, buried under these wreathes of leaves, I lie -
Solemnly - Agelessly - Solitarily. Death, gone silent, once again rushes to my head,
Though by now I know all comprehension is dead. How I loathe to become accustomed to this grave,
To be what I once was - that is all I crave. Translated by Stefano Salsicciao

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