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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 Alpine Glacier
By Apollon Maykov (1821–1897)
 
Translation of John Pollen

DANK the darkness on the cliff-side;
  Faintly outlined from below,
In their modest maiden gladness
  Glaciers in the dawn’s blush glow.
 
What new life upon me blowing        5
  Breathes from yonder snowy height,
From that depth of liquid turquoise
  Flashing in the morning light?
 
There I know, dread Terror dwelleth,
  Track of man there is not there;        10
Yet my heart in answer swelleth
  To the challenge, “Come thou here!”
 
 
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