Velimir Khlebnikov

(1885 - 1922 / Russia)

Where The Waxwings Used To Dwell

Poem by Velimir Khlebnikov

Where the waxwings used to dwell,
Where the pine trees softly swayed,
A flock of airy momentwills
Flew around and flew away.
Where the pine trees softly whooshed
Where the warblewings sang out
A flock of airy momentwills
Flew around and flew about.
In wild and shadowy disarray
Among the ghosts of bygone days,
Wheeled and tintinnabulated.
A flock of airy momentwills
A flock of airy momentwills!
You're warblewingish and beguilish,
You besot my soul like strumming,
Like a wave invade my heart!
Go on, ringing warblewings,
Long live airy momentwills!


Comments about Where The Waxwings Used To Dwell by Velimir Khlebnikov

  • M Asim NehalM Asim Nehal (2/14/2019 10:58:00 AM)

    A poem with great imageries and fine flow of words. Nature at its best.(Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 1, 2004