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The careful and muted sound

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Stone The careful and muted sound… ~ Звук осторожный и глухой
written by Osip Mandelstam
translated by Dmitri Smirnov
The Christmas trees are shining
First printed in the 2nd edition of "Stone" (1916). From Stone (No. 1). See also Poems. Translated from Russian by Dmitri Smirnov. Link to further information




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The careful and muted sound
Of a fruit falling from the tree
Amidst the unbroken singing
Of deep silence of the forest…


1908


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