SONGS OF RUSSIA
M. L. MIKHAILOV
NIGHT AND MORNING
We shall be buried on an eve stifling and close,
'neath cloudy skies;
Lightnings will play, the river roar, the forest
utter moans and sighs.
The night will be a night of storm; mighty in
their stupendous power,
Rain, fire and thunder will burst forth from
those dread clouds that darkly lower.
But o'er our graves, foretelling that a bright
day shall be given,
The dawn will set a rainbow fair, spanning
the whole wide heaven.
Armenian Poems translated by Alice Stone Blackwell
Blackwell, Alice Stone. Songs of Russia rendered into English verse
by Alice Stone Blackwell. Chicago, IL: printed under the Supervision
of Charles H. Kerr & Company (Co-operative)