Vyacheslav Ivanovich Ivanov

(28 February 1866 – 16 July 1949 / Moscow)

Poems of Vyacheslav Ivanovich Ivanov

1. Clothed In Beauty 1/1/2004
2. Heaven Above, Heaven Below 1/1/2004
3. Love 1/1/2004
4. Poets Of Spirit 1/1/2004
5. The Russian Mind 1/1/2004
6. The Vineyard Of Dionysus 1/1/2004

The Vineyard Of Dionysus

Dionysus walks his vineyard, his beloved;
Two women in dark clothing - two vintagers - follow him.
Dionysus tells the two mournful guards - The vintagers:
"Take your sharp knife, my vintners, Grief and Torment;
Harvest, Grief and Torment, my beloved grapes!
Gather the blood of scarlet bunches, the tears of my golden clusters -
Take the victim of bliss to the whetstone of grief,
The purple of suffering to the whetstone of bliss;
Pour the fervent liquid of scarlet delights into my ardent G

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