Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Blok
Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Blok Poems
- I Prefer The Gorgeous Freedom I prefer the gorgeous ...
- The Twelve III Our sons have gone to serve the Reds to ...
- The Scythians You are but millions. Our unnumbered ...
- Don'T Fear Death Don't fear death in earthly travels. Don't...
- I Wait For You... I wait for you. The years in silence pass ...
- A Girl Sang A Song A girl sang a song in the temple's chorus,...
- The Stranger The restaurants on hot spring evenings Lie ...
During the last period of his life, Blok emphasized political themes, pondering the messianic destiny of his country (Vozmezdie, 1910–21; Rodina, 1907–16; Skify, 1918). Influenced by Solovyov's doctrines, he had vague apocalyptic apprehensions and often vacillated between hope and despair. "I feel that a great event was coming, but what it was exactly was not revealed to me", he wrote in his diary during the summer of 1917. Quite unexpectedly for most of his admirers, he accepted the October Revolution as the final resolution of these apocalyptic yearnings.
Blok was born in Saint Petersburg, into a sophisticated and intellectual family. Some of his relatives were ... more »
Click here to add this poet to your My Favorite Poets.
Comments about Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Blok
I Prefer The Gorgeous Freedom
I prefer the gorgeous freedom,
And I fly to lands of grace,
Where in wide and clear meadows
All is good, as dreams, and blest.
Here they rice: the clover clear,
And corn-flower's gentle lace,
And the rustle is always here:
"Ears are leaning... Take your ways!"
In this immense sea of fair,
Only one of blades reclines.
You don't see in misty air,
I'd seen it!It will be mine!