Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Blok

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

Don'T Fear Death - Poem by Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Blok

Don't fear death in earthly travels.
Don't fear enemies or friends.
Just listen to the words of prayers,
To pass the facets of the dreads.

Your death will come to you, and never
You shall be, else, a slave of life,
Just waiting for a dawn's favor,
From nights of poverty and strife.

She'll build with you a common law,
One will of the Eternal Reign.
And you are not condemned to slow
And everlasting deadly pain.


Comments about Don'T Fear Death by Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Blok

  • Susan Williams Susan Williams (11/3/2015 12:49:00 PM)

    Death bugs me because I will die not knowing how the stories around me end. Otherwise I think this poem is spot on (Report) Reply

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  • Dr.tony Brahmin Dr.tony Brahmin (11/3/2015 11:39:00 AM)

    Dont fear death. a very nice teaching. there are so many who are afraid of death. there are so many who wait for death in anguish. thank you for your great teaching through this poem. tony (Report) Reply

  • Liza Sud Russia Liza Sud Russia (11/3/2015 10:00:00 AM)

    Genius, divine, sublime, religious, regular! (Report) Reply

  • Edward Kofi Louis (11/3/2015 6:55:00 AM)

    Nice work! Death is part of life. (Report) Reply

  • Sofia Kioroglou Sofia Kioroglou (11/3/2015 6:48:00 AM)

    I just love this poem because of the reminder it gives us that death is an inescapable corollary of life. The only constant in a set of variables! Great poem! (Report) Reply

  • Jerry Nuhu (11/3/2015 5:30:00 AM)

    Death is the 'beauty of life' (Report) Reply

  • Ratnakar Mandlik (11/3/2015 4:30:00 AM)

    Man is mortal and death is certain, it is an eternal truth, thus, one should not think about the unpredictable timing of ones death and become unhappy. We should utilize optimum period of life in living life meaningfully and extending whatever help we can give to people less fortunate than us.
    The poem with a philosophical touch. Thought provoking and meaningful.10+ (Report) Reply

  • David Blair David Blair (11/3/2015 3:46:00 AM)

    The Russians certainly experienced a lot of death in the 20th century. (Report) Reply

  • Seema Jayaraman Seema Jayaraman (11/3/2015 2:51:00 AM)

    Death.. a grim reminder that everything that once took birth comes to an end.. only sustenance is prayers to help us ease through the experience. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 1, 2004

Poem Edited: Wednesday, November 20, 2013


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