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Bliss Carman, et al., eds.  The World’s Best Poetry.
Volume III. Sorrow and Consolation.  1904.
 
III. Adversity
The Last Leaf
Alexander Pushkin (1799–1837)
 
From the Russian by John Pollen

Ya Perezhil Svoï Zhelanya

I ’VE overlived aspirings,
  My fancies I disdain;
The fruit of hollow-heartedness,
  Sufferings alone remain.
 
’Neath cruel storms of Fate        5
  With my crown of bay,
A sad and lonely life I lead,
  Waiting my latest day.
 
Thus, struck by latter cold
  While howls the wintry wind,        10
Trembles upon the naked bough
  The last leaf left behind.
 
 
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