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Никола́й Степа́нович Гумилёв – Nikolay Stepanovich Gumilyov

A Poem By Nikolay Gumilyov: Porcelain Pavilion

Porcelain Pavilion Amidst the waters of a man-made lake, A porcelain pavilion rises high. The way to it is lead by jasper bridge That’s cambered like a tiger’s back. And that pavilion houses friends tonight, They are attired for the …

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A Poem By Nikolay Gumilyov : Don Juan

Don Juan My own dream is lofty, simple thing: To seize the oar, put feet into the stirrups, And to deceive the time, that slow tries to stir us, By kissing lips, forever new and pink; When getting old, to …

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A Poem By Nikolay Gumilyov : From Captains

From Captains In far waters of Arctic and South On the curves of the malachite ripples, Among reefs of bright pearls and gray basalt, Rustle sails of impetuous ships. The swift-winged, they are lead by the captains, Who discover new …

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A Poem By Nikolay Gumilyov : At the Feast

At the Feast There’s Prince Diego, falling in a love, He dozed and he laid his head midst table’s stuff, He lost his goblet, cast from silver’s milk, And freed his jacket of a crimson silk. And he is seeing …

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A Poem By Nikolay Gumilyov : Thoughts

Thoughts Why did they gather to me, thoughts, As thiefs from suburbs in the night? As black kites pounced on Ominous, moroze, demanding vengeance right? The hope – passed, the dreams – had run, My eyes – wide opened, exited, …

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A Poem By Nikolay Gumilyov : The Cross

The Cross For long the cards were lying, one after another, Therefore I was in vain becoming tipsy afterwards. The cold stars of march like being in great trouble Were going pale, one after one, outdoors. In cold brainstorm, as …

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A Poem By Nikolay Gumilyov : The Ballad

The Ballad I was granted by chance With five horses at once By my friend Lucifer and with ring, Gold ring with a Ruby on it. That for purpose to slip Down into the deep Of the caves, and to …

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A Poem By Nikolay Gumilyov : In the heaven

In the heaven Bright as gold the days flared up, And the Great Bear fled from the sky… Oh my Lord, please, catch it up! Curb and bind to the saddle awhile! Afterwards in your tower gold, Show her to …

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A Poem By Nikolay Gumilyov : He had prayed

He had prayed… He had prayed in Holy Temple In the sight of Saint Madonna, That he should be strictly faithful To shy Lady inexorable. Secret oath was forgotten Fastly then in seek to sweets. He was killed by cruel …

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A Poem By Nikolay Gumilyov : The Rat

The Rat An icon-lamp is flinching in the corner Of the quiet child’s room, dark ‘n’ weird, In the small laced bassinet rosy, Lying quietly, there is a baby child. What’s this? Isn’t it a caugh of dwarf? There he …

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A Poem By Nikolay Gumilyov : Memory

Memory Snakes shed their skins, and only, That for soul to get rape in growth. We’re not similar to snakes, although, We change our souls, not the bodies. Memory – you as a hand of Giant Takes us, as a …

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A Poem By Nikolay Gumilyov : To a Poet

To a Poet Let verse of yours be flexible, but strong, Strong as a poplar under valley’s cover, Strong as the earth under a plough, long, Strong as a girl, who never knew a lover. Reliably preserve severity at length, …

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A Poem By Nikolay Gumilyov : The Word

The Word In the days when the God eternal Was declining face to the new world, By the Word they stopped the sun’s inferno, And destroyed the towns by the Word. And an eagle was falling at the ground, Stars …

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A Poem by Nikolay Gumilyov : She

She I know her, her bitter silence, Her tiredness of her words and cries, Lives in the secret changing brightness Of widened pupils of her eyes. Her heart is opened with craving Only to music of the verse, Before the …

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