Afanasy Afanasyevich Fet

(5 December 1820 - 3 December 1892 / Novosyolky)

I Always Like The Northern Birches - Poem by Afanasy Afanasyevich Fet

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I always s like the northern birches:
Their view, so downcast and grave,
The fever, which poor souls scorches,
Cools like the mute speech of a grave.

But yet, the willow, which branches,
With their long leaves, cast in a flood,
Is closer to a dream, that scourges,
And longer lives in our heart.

Deploring groves their own,
Their meadows – with bitter tears,
Tell birches to cold wind alone
Their common sufferings and fears.

Believing that the whole ground
Is motherland of sacred grieves,
The weeping willow all around
Inclines its branches with long leaves.


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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 1, 2004



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