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CIMMERIAN TWILIGHT 1, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: The evening light has soaked with ancient gold
Last Line: And rotting grasses breathe of iodine.
Alternate Author Name(s): Kerienko-voloshin, Maximilian Alexandrovich; Voloshin, Ma


The evening light has soaked with ancient gold
And gall the yellow hills. Like tawny fur
Grass rises shaggy in a ruddy blur;
Past fiery bushes metal waves unfold;
And enigmatic cliffs and boulders hold
Worn troughs that are the sea's chronologer.
In the winged twilight figures seem to stir:
A heavy paw, a jowl grins stark and bold,
Like swelling ribs the dubious hillocks show;
On what bent back, like wool, does savory grow?
What brute, what titan, to this region cleaves?
The dark is strange ... and yonder, space is clean.
And there the tired ocean, panting, heaves,
And rotting grasses breathe of iodine.





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