Triumphing over death from the start (from Three Meetings)

by Vladimir Solovyov

English version by Ivan M. Granger
Original Language Russian

Triumphing over death from the start
Stilling time's unyielding wheel with love's art,
Eternal Beloved, your name is held hid in my heart,
But please hear my timorous song.

Free from the world's deceptive mind,
Beneath rough matter's rind,
I saw eternal violet, rich royal purple;
I discovered divine light...

Three times you gave yourself to my living sight --
No phantom, no mere mind's flight --
As omen, aid, and as award,
Your image answered my stifled call.

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Commentary by Ivan M. Granger

I thought I'd tap into my Russian heritage today and share with you something I translated by Vladimir Solovyov...

Stilling time's unyielding wheel with love's art,
Eternal Beloved, your name is held hid in my heart...



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