Fyodor Tyutchev

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Fyodor Tyutchev (1867)

Fyodor Ivanovich Tyutchev (Russian: Фёдор Иванович Тютчев; December 5 (November 23 O.S.) 1803 - July 27 (July 15 O.S.) 1873) was a Russian poet and statesman.


  • How can a heart expression find?
    How should another know your mind?
    Will he discern what quickens you?
    A thought once uttered is untrue.
    • Silentium!
  • After tumbling down the mountain, a stone lies in a valley.
    How did it fall away? Right now, no-one knows.
    Did it tear from the heights on its own?
    Or was it cast down by the will of another?
    Aeons have flowed by, yet no-one knows the reason why.
    • Problème
  • I love May's first storms:
    chuckling, sporting spring
    grumbles in mock anger;
    young thunder claps.
    • A Spring Storm
  • Умом — Россию не понять,
    Аршином общим не измерить:
    У ней особенная стать —
    В Россию можно только верить.
    • Russia cannot be understood with the mind alone,
      No ordinary yardstick can span her greatness:
      She stands alone, unique –
      In Russia, one can only believe.
      • Russia cannot be understood with the mind alone...
  • Separation has this lofty meaning:
    if love lasts years, if but a day it takes,
    love's just a dream and we're a moment dreaming,
    and whether early, whether late the waking,
    the time must finally arrive when we awake.
    • Separation has this lofty meaning...

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