Who is Marina Ivanovna Tsvetaeva

Marina Ivanovna Tsvetaeva (Russian: Мари́на Ива́новна Цвета́ева, IPA: [mɐˈrʲinə ɪˈvanəvnə tsvʲɪˈtaɪvə]; 8 October [O.S. 26 September] 1892 – 31 August 1941) was a Russian and Soviet poet. Her work is considered among some of the greatest in twentieth century Russian literature. She lived through and wrote of the Russian Revolution of 1917 and the Moscow famine that followed it. In an attempt to save her daughter Irina from starvation, she placed her in a state orphanage in 1919, where she died of hunger. Tsvetaeva left Russia in 1922 and lived with her family in increasing poverty in Paris, Berlin and Prague before returning to Moscow in 1939. Her husband Sergei Efron and her daughter Ariadna Efron (Alya) wer...
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Marina Ivanovna Tsvetaeva Poems

  • Girlfriend
    "I will not part! -- There is no end!" She clings and clings...
    And in the breast -- the rise
    Of threatening waters,
    Of notes...Steadfast: like an immutable ...
  • Dialogue Between Hamlet And His Conscience
    - She's- She's in the riverbed, in algae
    And weeds...She went to them
    To sleep, - but there's no sleep there, either!
    - But she's the one I loved ...
  • Whence Cometh Such Tender Rapture?
    Whence cometh such tender rapture?
    Those curls--they are not the first ones
    I've smoothened, and I've already
    Known lips--that were darker than yours. ...
  • No Longer Now
    No longer now the same god-given bounties
    Where now no longer the same waters glide.
    Then fly, and hasten, doves of Aphrodite,
    Through the great gates that sunset has swung wide. ...
  • Books In Red Binding
    From heaven of a childhood life
    A farewell to me you're sending,
    The ever-loyal dear friends
    Within a red worn down binding. ...
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Sun 7 World 6 Sleep 6 Time 6 Head 5 Heart 5 Child 5 Golden 5 Face 5 I Love You 5

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Ernest Dowson Poem
Vain Hope
 by Ernest Dowson

Sometimes, to solace my sad heart, I say,
Though late it be, though lily-time be past,
Though all the summer skies be overcast,
Haply I will go down to her, some day,
And cast my rests of life before her feet,
That she may have her will of me, being so sweet
And none gainsay!


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