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C.D. Warner, et al., comp.  The Library of the World’s Best Literature.
An Anthology in Thirty Volumes.  1917.
 
The Bard
By Alexander Pushkin (1799–1837)
 
Translation of Nathan Haskell Dole

SAY, have you heard by night in woodland depths
  The bard who sings his love, who sings his sorrow,
  And when the fields at morning-hour were silent,
The plaintive simple accents of his pipe,—
            Say, have you heard?        5
 
Say, have you met in empty forest shades
  The bard who sings his love, who sings his sorrow?
  Have you remarked his recent tears, his smiling,
His gentle eyes so full of pathos mild,—
            Say, have you seen?        10
 
Say, have you sighed to hear his gentle voice,—
  The bard who sings his love, who sings his sorrow?
  When in the grove you saw the youthful poet
And met the glance of his pathetic eyes,—
            Say, have you sighed?        15
 
 
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