Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy

(5 September 1817 - 10 October 1875 / Saint Petersburg)

Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy Poems

1. My Little Almond Tree 5/26/2014
2. Russia, O My Russia, Hail! 4/19/2010
3. Autumn 4/19/2010
4. Burnt Out Is Now My Misery 4/19/2010
5. I Bless You, Forests 4/19/2010
6. In Hours Of Ebbing Tide 4/19/2010
7. Love's Ebb And Flow 4/19/2010
8. The Wolves 4/19/2010
9. Do Not Believe 1/1/2004
10. Don Juan's Serenade 1/1/2004
11. If Only I Had Known 1/1/2004
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If Only I Had Known

If only I had known, had realised,
I would not have looked out of the window
as the dashing young man
rode along our street,
his hat worn cockily,
riding a frisky bay horse,
hooves clattering, mane flying,
rearing up before our windows!

If I had only known, had realised,
I would not have dressed up for him,
or woven a scarlet ribbon
into my hair;
or risen so early, before dawn,
or rush to the edge of the village,
or got my feet soaked in dew,
or watched the road
to see if he would come along,
falcon on his wrist.

If I had only ...

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