Osip Emilevich Mandelstam

(1891 - 1938 / Warsaw)

Osip Emilevich Mandelstam Poems

1. Rome 8/20/2014
2. Take From My Palms 7/22/2015
3. The Stalin Epigram 1/29/2015
4. Stretching Taut The Silken Threads 4/7/2010
5. The Falling Is The Constant Mate Of Fear 4/7/2010
6. To Cure Wounds Is So Rigid 4/7/2010
7. O Heavens, Heavens, See You In My Dreams 4/7/2010
8. On A Sleigh, Padded With Straw 4/7/2010
9. No, Not The Moon, But Simple Dial-Plate 4/7/2010
10. Not Believing In The Resurrection 4/7/2010
11. Still I Have Not Died, And Still Am Not Alone 4/7/2010
12. The Greeks Planned For War 4/7/2010
13. The Thick Golden Stream Of Honey Took So Long 4/7/2010
14. Nature's The Same As Rome, Was Reflected In It 4/7/2010
15. The Chalice Was Suspended In The Air 4/7/2010
16. To M.L. Lozinsky 4/7/2010
17. O This Air, Intoxicated With Sedition 4/7/2010
18. Straw 4/7/2010
19. That Evening The Forest Of Organ Pipes Did Not Play 4/7/2010
20. The Menagerie 4/7/2010
21. Meganom 4/7/2010
22. The Decembrist 4/7/2010
23. How Hard For Me, The Splendor Of This Crown And Robe 4/7/2010
24. Beneath A Veil Of Milky White 4/7/2010
25. I Am Cold. Transparent Spring Dresses 4/7/2010
26. If I Am To Know How To Restrain Your Hands 4/7/2010
27. In A Crystal Whirlpool, Such Steepness! 4/7/2010
28. Go Back To The Tainted Lap, Leah 4/7/2010
29. I'Ve Lost A Delicate Cameo 4/7/2010
30. I Could Not Among The Misty Clouds 4/7/2010
31. Twilight Of Freedom 4/7/2010
32. Let Us Go Where There Are Varied Crafts 4/7/2010
33. Sisters 1/1/2004
34. I Often Shiver With Cold 4/7/2010
35. I Dream Of Hunchbacked Tiflis 4/7/2010
36. A Young Levite Among Priests 4/7/2010
37. Why Do The Clock-Hopperssing 4/7/2010
38. Venetian Life 4/7/2010
39. Tortoise 4/7/2010
40. As Psyche-Life Goes Down To The Shades 4/7/2010

Comments about Osip Emilevich Mandelstam

  • Jeffrey Grinnell (5/14/2019 12:07:00 PM)

    You do the foreign poets, translators and readers a grave disservice by not stating who has translated the poems.

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Best Poem of Osip Emilevich Mandelstam


This is what I most want
unpursued, alone
to reach beyond the light
that I am furthest from.

And for you to shine there-
no other happiness-
and learn, from starlight,
what its fire might suggest.

A star burns as a star,
light becomes light,
because our murmuring
strengthens us, and warms the night.

And I want to say to you
my little one, whispering,
I can only lift you towards the light
by means of this babbling.

Read the full of This

The Age

My beast, my age, who will try
to look you in the eye,
and weld the vertebrae
of century to century,
with blood? Creating blood
pours out of mortal things:
only the parasitic shudder,
when the new world sings.