Vasily Andreyevich Zhukovsky
Vasily Andreyevich Zhukovsky Poems
- The Mysterious Visitor Spirit, lovely guest, who are you? ...
- Lalla Ruk Dearest dream, my soul's enchantment Lovely ...
- To A Familiar Genius Flying By Reveal yourself, anonymous ...
- The Bard My friends, can you descry that mound of ...
- The Boatman Driven by misfortune's whirlwind, Having neither...
- Bednyj Pevec O krasnyj mir, gde ja votshche rascvel, prosti ...
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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The Mysterious Visitor
Spirit, lovely guest, who are you?
Whence have you flown down to us?
Taciturn and without a sound
Why have you abandoned us?
Where are you? Where is your dwelling?
What are you, where did you go?
Why did you appear,
Heavenly, upon the Earth?
Mayhap you are youthful Hope,
Who arrives from time to time
Cloaked in magic
From a land unknown?
Merciless as Hope,
Sweetest joy you show us
For a moment, then
Take it back and fly away.
Was it Love that you enacted
For us all in mystery? . . .
Days of ...