Vasily Andreyevich Zhukovsky

(February 9 1783 – April 24 1852 / Mishenskoe, Tula Oblast)

Poems of Vasily Andreyevich Zhukovsky

1. Bednyj pevec 1/1/2004
2. Lalla Ruk 1/1/2004
3. The Bard 1/1/2004
4. The Boatman 4/20/2010
5. The Mysterious Visitor 1/1/2004
6. To A Familiar Genius Flying By 1/1/2004

The Bard

My friends, can you descry that mound of earth
Above clear waters in the shade of trees?
You can just hear the babbling spring against the bank;
You can just feel a breeze that's wafting in the leaves;
A wreath and lyre hang upon the boughs...
Alas, my friends! This mound's a grave;
Here earth conceals the ashes of a bard;
Poor bard!

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