Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy
Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy Poems
- Don Juan's Serenade Darkness descends on Alpujara's golden ...
- If Only I Had Known If only I had known, had realised, I ...
- Do Not Believe Do not believe, my dearest, when I say That ...
- Love's Ebb And Flow Believe me not, dear, when in hours of ...
- The Wolves When the church-village slumbers And the last ...
- In Hours Of Ebbing Tide In hours of ebbing tide, oh trust not...
- Russia, O My Russia, Hail! Russia, O my Russia, hail! Steeds...
Count Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy, often referred to as A. K. Tolstoy, was a Russian poet, novelist and playwright, considered to be the most important nineteenth-century Russian historical dramatist. He also gained fame for his satirical works, published under his own name (History of the Russian State from Gostomysl to Timashev, The Dream of Councillor Popov) and under the collaborational pen name of Kozma Prutkov.
A. K. Tolstoy was born in Saint Petersburg to the famed family of Tolstoy. His father, Count Konstantin Petrovich Tolstoy (1780–1870), a son of the army general, was a Russian state assignation bank councilor. His mother, Anna Alekseyevna ... more »
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Don Juan's Serenade
on Alpujara's golden land.
My guitar invites you,
come out my dear!
Whoever says that there are others
who can be compared to you,
whoever burns for your love,
I challenge them all to a duel!
Now the moon
has set the sky alight,
come out, Nisetta, oh come out, Nisetta,
on to your balcony, quickly!
From Seville to Granada
in the silence of the nights,
one can hear the sound of serenades
and the clashing of swords.
Much blood, many songs,
pour forth for the lovely ladies;
and I, for the loveliest one of ...