Konstantin Dmitrievich Balmont

(1867-1942 / Russia)

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Konstantin Dmitriyevich Balmont (15 June [O.S. 3 June] 1867 — December 23, 1942) was a Russian symbolist poet, translator, one of the major figures of the Silver Age of Russian Poetry.

Balmont was born into a noble family near Vladimir. In 1886, he entered the Moscow University, but was expelled the next year. He started poetic activity in the end of the 1890s, and became famous in ... more »

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I Entered This World To See The Sun...

I entered this world to see the sun
And the blue horizon.
I entered this world to see the sun
And the towering mountains.

I entered this world to see the ocean
And the bright array of vales.
I encompassed worlds in a single glance
I am master of all I survey.

I triumphed over cold oblivion
To create my dream.
In each moment I stream with revelation,
And I always sing.

My dream was born through suffering,
But I am loved for that.
Who can rival the strength of my song?
No one, no one.

I entered this world to see the sun.
And if ...

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