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 Russian Mind

Willful and avid mind,-
The Russian mind is dangerous as flame:
So unrestrainable, so clear,
A happy and a gloomy mind.

Like the steady hand of a compass
It sees the pole through swells and fog;
It leads the timid will
From distracted dreams to life.

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