Vasily Andreyevich Zhukovsky
Vasily Andreyevich Zhukovsky Poems
- Lalla Ruk Dearest dream, my soul's enchantment Lovely ...
- The Mysterious Visitor Spirit, lovely guest, who are you? ...
- To A Familiar Genius Flying By Reveal yourself, anonymous ...
- The Bard My friends, can you descry that mound of ...
- Bednyj Pevec O krasnyj mir, gde ja votshche rascvel, prosti ...
- The Boatman Driven by misfortune's whirlwind, Having neither...
Vasily Andreyevich Zhukovsky (Васи́лий Андре́евич Жуко́вский; February 9 [O.S. January 29] 1783 – April 24 [O.S. April 12] 1852) was the foremost Russian poet of the 1810s and a leading figure in Russian literature in the first half of the 19th century. He held a high position at the Romanov court as tutor to the Grand Duchess Alexandra Feodorovna and later to her son, the future Tsar-Liberator Alexander II.
Zhukovsky is credited with introducing the Romantic Movement into Russia. The main body of his literary output ... more »
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Dearest dream, my soul's enchantment
Lovely guest from heav'n above,
Most benevolent attender
To the earthly realm below,
You gave me blissful satisfaction
Momentary but complete:
Bringing with you happy tidings -
Like a herald from the skies.
I dreamed dreams of life eternal
In that Promised Land of peace;
I dreamed dreams of fragrant regions,
Of a tranquil, sweet Kashmir;
I could witness celebrations,
Festivals of roses vernal
Honoring that lovely maiden
From lands strange and far away.
And, with ...