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Deutsch and Yarmolinsky, comps.  Modern Russian Poetry.  1921.
A Northern Poem
By Nikolai Kluyev
(Trans. Avrahm Yarmolinsky)
SUNSET dreams on fir-tree cones,
  Green—the hedge, and brown—the field;
Mossy rifts in weathered stones
  Meekly vernal waters yield.
Oh, look up the wooded steep—        5
  God has touched it with his palm;
Piously wild berries weep,
  Listening to the grassy psalm.
And I feel no fleshly tie;
  And my heart’s a springing mead.        10
Come, ye pilgrims white and shy,
  Peck the early wheaten seed.
Tender evening twilight searches
  Cottage windows, gabled byres,
And the leaves of slender birches        15
  Glimmer soft as wedding fires.

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