Blok – a king

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Blok – a king…
written by Osip Mandelstam
translated by Dmitri Smirnov
From Comic Poems. See also Poems. Translated from Russian by Dmitri Smirnov. In Russian: Блок — король. Link to further information

 [To Alexander Blok] [1]

 Blok — a king,
 And wizard of mislead,
 Doom and pain
 Both crown his head.
 10 December 1911

  1. Mandelstam’s part of the collective humorous epistle to Alexander Blok elected as a “King of poets” at the St. Petersburg restaurant “Vienna” on the 10th of December 1911.

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