Nikolai Nikolaievich Aseev
Biography of Nikolai Nikolaievich Aseev
Nikolai Nikolaievich Aseev (Russian: Никола́й Никола́евич Асе́ев; IPA: [nʲɪkɐˈlaj nʲɪkɐˈlajɪvʲɪtɕ ɐˈsʲejɪf] ( listen); July 10, 1889 - July 16, 1963) was a Russian poet.
Nikolai Nikolaievich Aseev was born in the city of Lgov in the region of Kursk. His first poetic collections, "Night Flute", written in 1914, and "Zor", written in 1914 in Russian Futurist style. He was awarded a government honor for the latter poem in 1941.
Aseyev died in Moscow.
The Simple Lines
If you are absent, I couldn't exist!
If you are absent, a rain - a drought;
If you are absent, Moskva - a mist,
If you are absent, a heat - a cold.
If you are absent, a flesh - a year,
As if time's milled to the atoms' lot;
If you are absent, the heaven here
Hangs like the icy and stony vault.