Innokenty Fedorovich Annensky
Innokenty Fedorovich Annensky Poems
- Bow And Strings
- A Gas Butterfly Tell me what's happening to me? Why is my ...
- Harmony In midst of waves, there are the silver beads And ...
- Among Worlds Among the worlds, the sparkling spheres, The ...
- Amethysts My eyes forgot the heavens’ blue, To them the ...
- Poetry (Sonnet) The life’s chance and creative spirit United...
- Children Has time come? I’m fully ready. If we’ve sinned – ...
Innokentiy Fyodorovich Annensky (Russian: Инноке́нтий Фёдорович А́нненский (September 1, 1855 N.S. Omsk–December 13, 1909 N.S. Saint Petersburg) was a poet, critic and translator, representative of the first wave of Russian Symbolism. Sometimes cited as a Slavic counterpart to the poètes maudits, Annensky managed to render into Russian the essential intonations of Baudelaire and Verlaine, while the subtle music, ominous allusions, arcane vocabulary, the spell of minutely changing colours and odours were all his own. His influence on the first post-Symbolist generation of poets (Akhmatova, Gumilyov, Mandelshtam) was paramount.
Born in Omsk, 1 September (although this date ... more »
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Bow And Strings
What heavy, dark delirium!
What dim and moonlit heights!
To touch the violin for years
And not to know the strings by light!
Who needs us now? And who lit up
Two hollow, melancholy faces...
And suddenly the bow felt
Someone take them up, unite them.
"How long it's been! Amidst this gloom
Just tell me this: are you still the same?"
The strings caressed the bow,
Rang out, caressed it slightly trembling.
"Is it not true, that we will never more
Be parted. It's enough..."
Yes, replied the violin,
But pain ...