Vasily Andreyevich Zhukovsky

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

Vasily Andreyevich Zhukovsky Poems

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

Spirit, lovely guest, who are you?
Whence have you flown down to us?
Taciturn and without a sound
Why have you abandoned us?
Where are you? Where is your dwelling?
What are you, where did you go?
Why did you appear,
Heavenly, upon the Earth?

Mayhap you are youthful Hope,
Who arrives from time to time
Cloaked in magic
From a land unknown?
Merciless as Hope,
Sweetest joy you show us
For a moment, then
Take it back and fly away.

Was it Love that you enacted
For us all in mystery? . . .
Days of ...

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