Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Blok

(28 November 1880 – 7 August 1921 / Saint Petersburg)

Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Blok Poems

1. The Twelve 1/1/2004
2. A Girl Sang a Song 1/1/2004
3. I Prefer the Gorgeous Freedom 1/1/2004
4. Don't Fear Death 1/1/2004
5. I Wait For You... 1/1/2004
6. The Stranger 1/1/2004
7. To the Muse 1/1/2004
8. Halls grew darker 1/1/2004
9. The Faithless Shadows. 1/1/2004
10. The Death of Grandfather 1/1/2004
11. He, who was born 1/1/2004
12. Gamajun, the Prophetic Bird 1/1/2004
13. On the Field of Kulicovo 1/1/2004
14. Servus -- Reginae 1/1/2004
15. The Scythians 4/15/2010
16. Unknown Woman 4/15/2010
17. I Apprehend You... 4/15/2010
18. Those Born In Obscure Times 4/15/2010
19. Snow Maiden 4/15/2010
20. Street Circus 4/15/2010

The Death of Grandfather

We waited commonly for sleep or even death.
The instances were wearisome as ages.
But suddenly the wind's refreshing breath
Touched through the window the Holy Bible's pages:

An old man goes there - who's now all white-haired -
With rapid steps and merry eyes, alone,
He smiles to us, and often calls with hand,
And leaves us with a gait, that is well-known.

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