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Deutsch and Yarmolinsky, comps.  Modern Russian Poetry.  1921.
“A Well, and the Cherry Trees Swaying”
By Alexey K. Tolstoy (1817–1875)
A WELL, and the cherry trees swaying
Where bare girlish feet trod the fruit;
Nearby the damp imprint betraying
The stamp of a heavy nailed boot.
Stilled now is the place of their meeting,        5
But nothing the silence avails:
In my brain passion’s echo repeating
Their whispers—the splash of the pails.

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