Gavrila Romanovich Derzhavin

(14 July 1743 – 20 July 1816 / Kazan)

Gavrila Romanovich Derzhavin Poems

1. To Rulers And Judges 4/4/2012
2. On A Bird 1/1/2004
3. The Current Of Time's River 1/1/2004
4. Monument 1/1/2004
5. The Swan 1/1/2004
6. On The Death Of Prince Meshchersky 1/1/2004
7. The Bullfinch 1/1/2004
8. Felitsa 1/1/2004
9. God 1/1/2004

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The Bullfinch

Why do you strike up songs military
Fife-like, o, bullfinch, my friend?
Who'll take the lead in our fight with Hell's forces?
Who will command us? What Hercules?
Where is Suvorov, strong, swift and fearless?
Now Northern thunder lies dead in the grave.

Who will ride fiery, ahead of the legions,
Nag for a steed, and crusts for meal,
Temper his sword in the heat and in ice storms,
Sleep on straw pallets, labor 'til dawn,
Bring down the armies, the walls and the forts
With but a handful of stout Russian men?

Who will excel in unwavering ...

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