Osip Emilevich Mandelstam Sun Poems

  • 1.
    This night is irredeemable.
    Where you are, it is still bright.
    At the gates of Jerusalem,
    a black sun is alight.
  • 2.
    The chalice was suspended in the air
    Like the golden sun for a splendid moment.
    Here only Greek should be heard:
    To take the whole world in your hands, like a simple apple.
  • 3.
    Brothers, let us glorify freedomâ??s twilight â??
    the great, darkening year.
    Into the seething waters of the night
    heavy forests of nets disappear.
  • 4.
    Sisters - Heaviness and Tenderness- you look the same.
    Wasps and bees both suck the heavy rose.
    Man dies, and the hot sand cools again.
    Carried off on a black stretcher, yesterdayâ??s sun goes.
  • 5.
    In Petersburg we'll meet again,
    As though we'd buried the sun there,
    And for the first time utter
    The blessed, senseless word.
  • 6.
    On the stony spurs of Pierius
    The Muses conducted the first round dance
    So like bees, blind lyrists might give us Ionic honey.
    A great chill blew
  • 7.

    Let us glorify, brothers, the twilight of freedom --
    The great twilight year.
  • 8.
    Go back to the tainted lap, Leah,
    Whence you came,
    Because to the sun of Ilion
    You preferred yellow twilight.
  • 9.
    Just for joy, take from my palms
    A little sun, a little honey,
    As Persephone's bees commanded.

Total 9 Sun Poems by Osip Emilevich Mandelstam

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