Mikhail Alekseevich Kuzmin

(1872 - 1936 / Russia)

Sun, Sun


Sun, sun,
divine Ra-Helios,
you delight
the hearts of kings and heroes,
sacred horses neigh to you,
in Heliopolis they sing hymns to you;
when you shine,
lizards crawl out onto rocks
and boys go laughing
to swim in the Nile.
Sun, sun,
I am a pale scribbler,
a library recluse,
but I love you, sun, no less
than a tanned sailor
smelling of fish and salt water,
and no less
than his accustomed heart
rejoices
at your royal rising
from the ocean,
my heart trembles,
when your dusty, but flaming ray
slips
through the narrow window by the ceiling
onto my filled page
and my thin, yellowish hand,
writing out in vermilion
the first letter of a hymn to you,
O Ra-Helios sun!

Submitted: Thursday, January 01, 2004

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

What do you think this poem is about?



Read poems about / on: fish, sun, ocean, water, heart, hero, horse, fishing, swimming, rose

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Sun, Sun by Mikhail Alekseevich Kuzmin )

Enter the verification code :

Read all 1 comments »

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. Fortunate enough, hasmukh amathalal
  2. To Bob Whelan on Discussing Pablo Neruda, Bill Grace
  3. Intense drive, hasmukh amathalal
  4. My totality, gajanan mishra
  5. The Other Side Of The Story, mary douglas
  6. Journey end, hasmukh amathalal
  7. Phantasies Only Relief, Numbing (me), Lonely Voyager
  8. Offer with promises, hasmukh amathalal
  9. Morning Triku XXV, Steve Kittell
  10. My Pencil, Steve Kittell

Poem of the Day

poet Joseph Addison

Salve magna parens frugum Saturnia tellus,
Magna virûm! tibi res antiquæ laudis et artis
Aggredior, sanctos ausus recludere fontes.
Virg. Geor. 2.

...... Read complete »

   

Trending Poems

  1. Oh, the places you'll go!, Adens Kamwi
  2. No Man Is An Island, John Donne
  3. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, Dylan Thomas
  4. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  5. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
  6. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  7. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  8. Invictus, William Ernest Henley
  9. If, Rudyard Kipling
  10. The Lesson, Maya Angelou

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]