Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Blok
Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Blok Poems
- A Girl Sang A Song A girl sang a song in the temple's chorus,...
- The Twelve III Our sons have gone to serve the Reds to ...
- I Wait For You... I wait for you. The years in silence pass ...
- The Stranger The restaurants on hot spring evenings Lie ...
- Don'T Fear Death Don't fear death in earthly travels. Don't...
- I Prefer The Gorgeous Freedom I prefer the gorgeous ...
- To The Muse In your hidden memories There are fatal tidings...
During the last period of his life, Blok emphasized political themes, pondering the messianic destiny of his country (Vozmezdie, 1910–21; Rodina, 1907–16; Skify, 1918). Influenced by Solovyov's doctrines, he had vague apocalyptic apprehensions and often vacillated between hope and despair. "I feel that a great event was coming, but what it was exactly was not revealed to me", he wrote in his diary during the summer of 1917. Quite unexpectedly for most of his admirers, he accepted the October Revolution as the final resolution of these apocalyptic yearnings.
Blok was born in Saint Petersburg, into a sophisticated and intellectual family. Some of his relatives were ... more »
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A Girl Sang A Song
A girl sang a song in the temple's chorus,
About men, tired in alien lands,
About the ships that left native shores,
And all who forgot their joy to the end.
Thus sang her clean voice, and flew up to the highness,
And sunbeams shined on her shoulder's white --
And everyone saw and heard from the darkness
The white and airy gown, singing in the light.
And all of them were sure, that joy would burst out:
The ships have arrived at their beach,
The people, in the land of the aliens tired,
Regaining their bearing, are happy and reach.