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Saturday
Jul072012

Blok, "Навстречу вешнему расцвету"

For Alexandra on her birthday, a work ("To hail the coming vernal bloom") by this Russian poet.  You can read the original here.

To hail the coming vernal bloom,
How emerald these isles become!
And yet one song remains undone;
Eternal words, forgotten, loom.

My striving soul has been subdued,
Its crooked flight has frozen still;  
Some secret it could not distill, 
Some visions it could not construe. 

Now envy-ridden and distraught, 
It sees the melted snow agleam,
While rivers flow in strident stream,
And there will its new shores be sought.

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