Alexander Pushkin


Love and Freedom

by Alexander Pushkin

Child of Nature and simple,
Thus to sing was wont I
Sweet the dream of freedom --
With tenderness my breast it filled.

But thee I see, thee I hear --
And now? Weak become I.
With freedom lost forever
With all my heart I bondage prize.

Translators Notes:
In the original this poem is called, To Countess N. V. Kotshubey.


Copyright 1888
Translator: Translated from the Russian, By Ivan Panin
Cupples And Hurd, 94 Boylston Street, Boston