Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin

Moscow
Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin
Moscow
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The Upas Tree

Rating: 2.9
Deep in the desert's misery,
far in the fury of the sand,
there stands the awesome Upas Tree
lone watchman of a lifeless land.

The wilderness, a world of thirst,
in wrath engendered it and filled
its every root, every accursed
grey leafstalk with a sap that killed.
Dissolving in the midday sun
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Geoffrey Plowden 13 May 2018
A good try, but if I had written this translation I would have struck it out all the same. It is laughable at some points, I hate to say.
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Amar Agarwala 01 January 2016
Superbly written by Pushkin!
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