Innokenty Fedorovich Annensky

(1 September 1855 - 13 December 1909 / Omsk)

Among Worlds - Poem by Innokenty Fedorovich Annensky

Among the worlds, the sparkling spheres,
The name of One Star only I repeat...
It's not because I love Her dearly
But just because I pine with others.

And when by doubt I'm troubled
I pray to Her alone for answers.
It's not because She gives off light,
But just because with Her I don't need light.

Comments about Among Worlds by Innokenty Fedorovich Annensky

  • Susan Williams (11/24/2015 2:34:00 PM)

    Interesting poem from a man who worships God... is he calling God a she? Is he praying to Mary? is he praying to his own Mother, or to a woman he loved and lost? I don't know but I enjoyed it anyway'.. (Report) Reply

    16 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • (6/10/2007 6:09:00 AM)

    I'll presume its about God. Probably not, but its still a gorgeous little gem nonetheless. (Report) Reply

Read all 2 comments »

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Read poems about / on: star, alone, light, love

Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 1, 2004

Famous Poems

  1. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  5. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  6. Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep
    Mary Elizabeth Frye
  9. I Do Not Love You Except Because I Love You
    Pablo Neruda
  10. Television
    Roald Dahl
[Report Error]