Poetry Lovers' Page
Poetry Lovers' Page:
featuring complete collections of poems by the following poets:
Rudyard Kipling
Edgar Allan Poe
Robert Louis Stevenson

You are here: Home » Russian Poets » Aleksandr Pushkin » The Demon



Share |
Aleksandr Pushkin

Aleksandr Pushkin

ALEXANDR PUSHKIN: The Demon

The Demon

In days, when all earthly impressions
Where utter novelty for me –
And looks of maids and noise of groves,
And nightingale’s                   plea, –
When highly elevated senses,
The love, the liberty, the pride
And arts’                      fancies
Such strongly aggravated blood –
Having filled time of bliss and hopes
With sudden bitterness of pine,
Some genius of the evil scopes
Began invade a realm of mine.
Our meetings were all sad and secret, dismel
His smile and ever charming look,  
His speeches’ endless evil ringlet,
Poured poison in my soul’s brook. 


Translated by Yevgeny Bonver, March 30, 2002


Share |


You are here: Home » Russian Poets » Aleksandr Pushkin » The Demon
Poetry Lovers' Page
Poetry Lovers' Page is going through renovation. Please stay tuned for new and exciting features.
We are now dictionary-enabled. Try it: double-click on any word on this page, and then click on Definition