poet Valery Yaklovich Bryusov

Valery Yaklovich Bryusov

To A Young Poet

Pale youth with burning gaze,
I give you three commandments now:
Follow the first: don't live by the present,
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  • Mahtab BangaleeMahtab Bangalee (10/6/2020 11:47:00 PM)

    Follow the first: don't live by the present,
    The future is a poet's only place.

    Second, remember: feel for no one,
    Love yourself without bounds.
    Safeguard the third: worship art,
    Art alone, without thought or goal.....wow great three commandments for young poet; lets follow these three commandments and make the Poet Valery Yaklovich Bryusov immortal.....

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  • Dr Tony BrahminDr Tony Brahmin (10/6/2020 8:06:00 PM)

    Pale youth with embarrassed gaze!
    If you follow my three commandments,
    I'll die in peace, a defeated warrior,
    Knowing I leave a poet behind.
    very fine poem. tony

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  • Jayatissa K Liyanage (10/6/2020 7:31:00 PM)

    Seems an inspiration and a motivation to budding poets..

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  • Khairul AhsanKhairul Ahsan (10/6/2020 11:17:00 AM)

    'The future is a poet's only place' - I agree, it's a good piece of advice.
    Congratulations on the poem's selection as the 'Classic Poem of the Day'!

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  • Susan WilliamsSusan Williams (10/6/2020 11:06:00 AM)

    What dreadful advice! ! ! To love thyself and no one else would yield a harvest of stunted and warped " poetry" of absolutely no wisdom, no understanding, no depth. Hopefully, Bryusov was being sarcastic.

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  • Savita TyagiSavita Tyagi (10/6/2020 8:38:00 AM)

    Feel fo no one! ! ! No wonder the poet felt like a defeated warrior!

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  • Luis Estable (10/6/2020 4:19:00 AM)

    The last two lines give the idea that he has not lived by those three commandments and thus does not consider himself a poet and if the youth he is addressing does so he will be or become a poet and he will die in peace, and here we assume that he will go first, but defeated for he fought to be a poet but could not achieved victory.

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  • Deluke Muwanigwa (10/6/2020 1:38:00 AM)

    Since he is late his thoughts expired. I disagree a poet is a machinr of empathy thats why we write. Love people and the art will follow. Any way he is from the soulless western culture and i am from the more civilised soulful african culture. The poem is great..the message reckless...my opinion

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  • Ramesh T ARamesh T A (10/6/2020 1:25:00 AM)

    Wonderful advice for the budding Poets of the world indeed!

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