Innokenty Annensky: Among the Worlds

Among worlds shone, amid glimmers,
A single star whose name I repeat....
Not so that I may come to love it,
But because I am weary of the rest.

And if I find doubt a burden,
I seek only from her an answer,
Not because she shines brightly
But because with her I need no light.

  3 April 1909, Tsarskoe Selo

Translated by Alex Cigale

Comments

That is my most favorite poem!

Thank you very much, Seesaw.
Seesaw said…
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alex cigale said…
Thank you for helping me spread the words of Russian poetry. I think you will love it in Vysotsky's performance:
http://annensky.lib.ru/zvuk/vysotsky.mp3
alex cigale said…
Thank you for helping spread the words of Russian Poetry. I think your readers will love this in Vladimir Vysotsky's performace. http://annensky.lib.ru/zvuk/vysotsky.mp3. More Annensky and the miniatures of 40 Russian poets are at http://www.albany.edu/offcourse/issue41/cigale_translations1.html

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