The majestic sun
Greets the new millennium
With a morning kiss!

Don't worry, darling,
The world will change regardless--
With or without us.

Oh the falling snow!
The only thing that's missing
Is my darling's touch.

Way up in the sky,
In the countless stars unfold
The great mysteries.

Beneath these snowdrifts
The earth is covered with ice--
How cold the world is!

I have yet to taste
A nectar as sweet as you--
Just kiss me, darling!

I can only laugh,
As I look back at my youth--
I wouldn't change a thing.

                                 January 20, 2000
                              --Alexander Shaumyan