Vyacheslav Ivanovich Ivanov

(28 February 1866 – 16 July 1949 / Moscow)

Vyacheslav Ivanovich Ivanov Poems

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

Heaven Above, Heaven Below

Night opens wide the burning Macrocosm,-
And heaven's hierarchies come into view
Lo, the spirit sings, and the elements dance
Interwoven with snaky locks of starlight.

And the Microcosm grows distinct in the deep night:
We hear the roar of elements spinning inside us,-
And behold our own hierarchical assemblage
From close stars to dim-eyed spots of light.

There is a milky way in the soul as in the heavens;
There is a multitude in both of these creations:
The same word is stamped in both of these books -

And twin scales measure the same ...

Read the full of Heaven Above, Heaven Below
[Hata Bildir]