(8 October 1892 – 31 August 1941 / Moscow)

Little World

Children - are staring of eyes so frightful,
Mischievous legs on a wooden floor,
Children - is sun in the gloomy motives,
Hypotheses' of happy sciences world.

Eternal disorder in the ring's gold,
Tender word's whispers in semi-sleep,
On the wall in a cozy child's room, the dreaming
Peaceful pictures of birds and sheep.

Children - is evening, evening on the couch,
In the fog, through the window, glimmer street lamps,
A measured voice of the tale of King Saltan,
Mermaid-sisters of seas from tales.

Children - is rest, brief moment of respite,
A trembling vow before God's eyes,
Children - are the world's tender riddles,
Where in the riddle the answer hides!

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This makes little sense. There must be a better translation somewhere!
Lovely piece of poetry penned with insight in poetic diction. A nice piece indeed. Thanks for sharing.
children always the prominent subject of writers and poets and the subject taken in this poem is also the innocent child and interested very much to recite.
children always the prominent subject of writers and poets and the subject taken in this poem is also the innocent child and interested very much to recite.