Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Blok
Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Blok Poems
- Don'T Fear Death Don't fear death in earthly travels. Don't...
- The Twelve III Our sons have gone to serve the Reds to ...
- A Girl Sang A Song A girl sang a song in the temple's chorus,...
- The Stranger The restaurants on hot spring evenings Lie ...
- I Wait For You... I wait for you. The years in silence pass ...
- I Prefer The Gorgeous Freedom I prefer the gorgeous ...
- To The Muse In your hidden memories There are fatal tidings...
During the last period of his life, Blok emphasized political themes, pondering the messianic destiny of his country (Vozmezdie, 1910–21; Rodina, 1907–16; Skify, 1918). Influenced by Solovyov's doctrines, he had vague apocalyptic apprehensions and often vacillated between hope and despair. "I feel that a great event was coming, but what it was exactly was not revealed to me", he wrote in his diary during the summer of 1917. Quite unexpectedly for most of his admirers, he accepted the October Revolution as the final resolution of these apocalyptic yearnings.
Blok was born in Saint Petersburg, into a sophisticated and intellectual family. Some of his relatives were ... more »
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Don'T Fear Death
Don't fear death in earthly travels.
Don't fear enemies or friends.
Just listen to the words of prayers,
To pass the facets of the dreads.
Your death will come to you, and never
You shall be, else, a slave of life,
Just waiting for a dawn's favor,
From nights of poverty and strife.
She'll build with you a common law,
One will of the Eternal Reign.
And you are not condemned to slow
And everlasting deadly pain.