Fyodor Sologub Poems
- I Have Enchanted All Of Nature I have enchanted all of Nature...
- Devil's Swing Over the rushing river Where shaggy fir-trees...
- The Amphora In a gay jar upon his shoulder The slave ...
- Wine And Joy Wine and joy are completely forgotten, As well...
- A Son Was Born To A Poor Peasa... A son was born to a poor ...
- When Heaving On The Stormy Wat... When, heaving on the stormy...
- All The World's Ruled By A Dra... All the world's ruled by ...
Fyodor Sologub was a Russian Symbolist poet, novelist, playwright and essayist. He was the first writer to introduce the morbid, pessimistic elements characteristic of European fin de siècle literature and philosophy into Russian prose.
Sologub was born in St. Petersburg into the family of a poor tailor, Kuzma Afanasyevich Teternikov, who had been a serf in Poltava guberniya, the illegitimate son of a local landowner. His father died of tuberculosis in 1867, and his illiterate mother was forced to become a servant in the home of the aristocratic Agapov family, where Sologub and his younger sister Olga grew up. Seeing how difficult his mother's life was, ... more »
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I Have Enchanted All Of Nature
I have enchanted all of Nature
And forged each moment's quality.
And what a horrifying freedom
I found in such a sorcery!
My constant guilt - with no beginning
Spread till all limit-zones were passed;
The body far away expanded,
And depths opened that were so vast.
Thell I called out to the Prime-Mover,
My challenge unto Heaven thrown;
The stars and planets gave the answer:
I made Nature myself, alone.