We Were Four Sisters



We were four sisters, four sisters were we,
All four of us loved, but had different "becauses:"
One loved because father and mother told her to,
another loved because her lover was rich,
the third loved because he was a famous artist,
and I loved because I fell in love.

We were four sisters, four sisters were we,
All four of us wished, but had different wishes:
one wished to raise children and cook oatmeal,
another wished to wear a new dress every day,
the third wished everyone would talk about her,
and I wished to love and be loved.

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Scheme Abxxxx Abxxxx
Closest metre Iambic hexameter
Characters 536
Words 103
Stanzas 2
Stanza Lengths 6, 6

Mikhail Alekseevich Kuzmin

Mikhail Alekseevich Kuzmin was a Russian poet, musician and novelist, a prominent contributor to the Silver Age of Russian Poetry. more…

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