Who is Nikolai Stepanovich Gumilev

Nikolay Stepanovich Gumilyov (Russian: Никола́й Степа́нович Гумилёв, IPA: [nʲɪkɐˈlaj sʲtʲɪˈpanəvʲɪtɕ ɡʊmʲɪˈlʲɵf] (listen); April 15 NS 1886 – August 26, 1921) was an influential Russian poet, literary critic, traveler, and military officer. He was a cofounder of the Acmeist movement. He was husband of Anna Akhmatova and father of Lev Gumilev. Nikolay Gumilyov was arrested and executed by the Cheka, the secret Soviet police force, in 1921.

Early life and poems

Nikolay Gumilyov was born in the town of Kronstadt on Kotlin Island, into the family of Stepan Yakovlevich Gumilyov (1836–1910), a naval physician, and Anna Ivanovna L'vova (1854–1942). His childhood nickname was "Montigomo," the Hawk's Claw. He studied at th...
Read Full Biography of Nikolai Stepanovich Gumilev


Nikolai Stepanovich Gumilev Poems

  • Dreams
    By the hut, left by people and heaven,
    Where the fenceâ??s black remnants are steeping,
    The ragged beggar and black old raven,
    Were discussing the dreams of the sleeping. ...
  • The Descendents Of Cain
    He did not lie â?? the ghost, so sad and thoughtful,
    That from a star took his name by a chance,
    When he had said, â??Donâ??t fear the Lordâ?, to us,
    â??Just try the fruit and be like Him immortalâ?. ...
  • To A Poet
    Let verse of yours be flexible, but strong,
    Strong as a poplar under valley's cover,
    Strong as the earth under a plough, long,
    Strong as a girl, who never knew a lover. ...
  • Like Undistinguishable Horses
    Like undistinguishable horses,
    Gleam by my ever-painful days,
    As if fade all the living roses,
    And die all living nightingales. ...
  • The Conquistador
    Conquistador, set in the iron armor,
    I gaily follow the outgoing star,
    I go over precipices, harbors
    And rest in joyful groves, so far. ...
Read All Poems


Top 10 most used topics by Nikolai Stepanovich Gumilev

Love 11 I Love You 11 People 10 Moon 10 Woman 8 Live 8 Life 8 Heart 8 Light 7 Never 7


Nikolai Stepanovich Gumilev Quotes

Read All Quotes


Comments about Nikolai Stepanovich Gumilev

Eraxite1: april 15, 1886. in kronstadt, in the family of a naval doctor, the future poet and translator nikolai stepanovich gumilev was born.
Poetrytrain: from africa to acmeism: nikolai stepanovich gumilev (1886-1921) - european studies blog
Zwetswet: my friend - enemy, caught by black laces, if the moans of love will be moans of pain and the kisses will leave bloody traces. nikolai stepanovich gumilev
Themelvillean: to everyone feeling a little bit blue that it's the last day of spring, here's just a little poem to brighten up your day: giraffe poem by nikolai stepanovich gumilev - poem hunter
Read All Comments


Write your comment about Nikolai Stepanovich Gumilev


Poem of the day

Matthew Prior Poem
Songs Set To Music: 16. Set By Mr. Smith
 by Matthew Prior

Accept, my Love, as true a heart
As ever lover gave;
'Tis free (it vows) from my art,
And proud to be your slave.

Then take it kindly, as 'twas meant,
And let the giver live,
Who with it would the world have sent
...

Read complete poem

Popular Poets