Poems

O This Air, Intoxicated With Sedition

O this air, intoxicated with sedition,
On the black square of the Kremlin.
The agitators rock the teetering world .
It smells of restless poplars.

The waxen facades of the cathedrals,
The thick forest of bells,
As if a tongueless bandit
Had vanished in the stony rafters.

But in the sealed cathedrals,
Where it is cool and dark,
Like in delicate clay amphoras,
The Russian wine sparkles.

The whole Assumption, wonderfully rotund,
The marvel of the arches of Paradise.
And the Annunciation, in green,
Suddenly seems to start to crow.

The Archangel and Resurrection
Show through like a palm,
Everywhere the secret burning, --
In the wine jugs a hidden flame.



Poem topics: , ,

Rate this poem:

Add O This Air, Intoxicated With Sedition poem to your favorites

Add Poet Osip Emilevich Mandelstam to your favorites

Popular Poets

Hanifah Karim (0 poems)
James McIntyre (0 poems)
Bembazi Pro (0 poems)
Joel Barlow (2 poems)
Sheikh Zaues (0 poems)
Harry Kemp (1 poems)
Margaret Vandegrift (1 poems)
Carl Sandburg (158 poems)
Herbalist Donnah (0 poems)
Roland John (7 poems)

Popular Poems

The Rain, by Zbigniew Herbert
The Beggar Lad&Mdash;Dies Early, by Emily Dickinson
Prologue To Steele's Tender Husband, by Joseph Addison
Dawns Of The World, How I Have Known You All..., by Christopher John Brennan
The Sad Shepherd's Passion Of Love, by George Peele
My Dead Dream, by Sarojini Naidu
Cat Scat, by Eamon Grennan
Boa Constrictor, by Shel Silverstein
Stanzas In Meditation: Stanza Ii, by Gertrude Stein
L'Envoi, by Robert William Service