Konstantin Nikolaevich Batiushkov

(1787 - 1855 / Russia)

Poems of Konstantin Nikolaevich Batiushkov

1. Epitaph For A Shepherdess 1/1/2004
2. Know'st Thou What Gray Methuselah 1/1/2004
3. My Inspiration 1/1/2004
4. Odysseus' Fate 1/1/2004
5. Recovery 1/1/2004
6. Tasso Dying 1/1/2004
7. The Farewell 1/1/2004
8. The Friend's Shadow 1/1/2004
9. The Prisoner 1/1/2004


As a wild flower hangs its head and wilts
Beneath the reaper's killing scythe,
Ill, I awaited my untimely end
And thought: the fateful hour's nigh.
With eyes already veiled by Erebus' thick gloom,
My heart slowed down its beat:
I was collapsing, disappearing, and it seemed
The sun of youth had set.
Then you arrived, O my heart's joy,

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