Vyacheslav Ivanovich Ivanov

(28 February 1866 – 16 July 1949 / Moscow)

Vyacheslav Ivanovich Ivanov Poems

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

Clothed In Beauty

As if chiseled, a fruit-laden branch
Hangs in my garden, asleep - so low...
The trees sleep - and dream? - in moonlight;
And the mystery of their life is near, near...

Even if we cannot grasp it,
The mute language is still intelligible:
They use our beauty to express
How we are one amidst rays and spots of light.

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