Gamajun, the Prophetic Bird

Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Blok 1880 (Saint Petersburg) – 1921



On waters, spread without end,
Dressed with the sunset so purple,
It sings and prophesies for land,
Unable to lift the smashed wings' couple...
The charge of Tartars' hordes it claims,
And bloody set of executions,
Earthquake, and hunger and the flames,
The death of justice, crime’s intrusion...
And caught with fear, cold and smooth,
The fair face flames as one of lovers’,
But sound with prophetic truth
The lips that the bloody foam covers!...

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Scheme ABCBDEDFGHIH
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 459
Words 77
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 12

Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Blok

Alexander Alexandrovich Blok was a Russian lyrical poet, writer, publicist, playwright, translator, literary critic. more…

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