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Alice Stone Blackwell

SONGS OF RUSSIA


Contents | Preface | Maxim Gorky | V. V. Bashkin | S. J. Nadson
Nekrasov | Morris Rosenfeld | G. Galin | P. Polivanov | A. K. Tolstoy
M. L. Mikhailov | N. A. Dobroliubov | David Edelstadt


V. V. BASHKIN

THE PINES

The dark pines by my window murmur low,
The wind sways sleepily their summits hoar;
I hear them whispering in monotone
Still the same tale—the same forevermore.

"In a sad part of earth we sprang to life;
In a sad land no happiness can dwell.
We by the dim gray mists are wearied out;
Our lives are drearier than a prison cell.

"We have forgotten how to wait and hope.
Here we are cold, and darksome is the sky.
Here we can only suffer and endure
In patience; here it would be good to die."

The sad pines by my window murmur low,
The wind sways sleepily their summits hoar;
I hear them whispering in monotone
Still the same tale—the same forevermore.

Contents | Preface | Maxim Gorky | V. V. Bashkin | S. J. Nadson
Nekrasov | Morris Rosenfeld | G. Galin | P. Polivanov | A. K. Tolstoy
M. L. Mikhailov | N. A. Dobroliubov | David Edelstadt

See also:

Armenian Poems translated by Alice Stone Blackwell

Acknowledgements:

Source: Blackwell, Alice Stone. Songs of Russia rendered into English verse by Alice Stone Blackwell. Chicago, IL: printed under the Supervision of Charles H. Kerr & Company (Co-operative)
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