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Deutsch and Yarmolinsky, comps.  Modern Russian Poetry.  1921.
 
Autumn Evening
By Fyodor Tyutchev (1803–1873)
 
THE LIGHT of autumn evenings seems a screen,
Some mystery with tender glamor muffling….
The trees in motley, cloaked in eerie sheen,
The scarlet leaves that languid airs are ruffling,
The still and misty azure, vaguely far,        5
Above the earth that waits her orphan sorrow,
And bitter winds in gusty vagrance are
Forerunners of a bleak, storm-driven morrow.
The woods are waning; withered is the sun;
Earth shows the smile of fading, meekly tender        10
As the high shyness of a suffering one,
In noble reticence of sad surrender.
 
 
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