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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



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In this mimic form of a matron in years,
How plainly the pencil of Denner appears!
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