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Pushkin in New Delhi

Pushkin's statue outside Sahitya Akademi, New Delhi

Pushkin’s statue outside Sahitya Akademi, New Delhi

I was seeing this beautiful statue since many days but never cared to see who is this lucky person, who got enough space in New Delhi, I was surprised to know that this statue is erected in the honour of great Russian author Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin. Like many great authors, Alexander Pushkin lived a very short life span, measuring only 37 years. Let’s celebrate this poet of Romantic era.

‘The Memorial’
Beyond compare the monument I have erected,
And to this spirit column well-worn the people’s path,–
Its head defiant will out-soar that famous pillar
The Emperor Alexander hath!

I shall not vanish wholly,–No! but young forever
My spirit will live on, within my lyre will ring,
And men within this world shall hold me in remembrance
While yet one Singer lives to sing.

My glory shall in future fly through distant Russia,
Each race in its own tongue shall name me far and wide,
The Slav, the Finn, the Kalmyk, all shall know me–
The Tungoose in his reindeer hide.

Among my people I shall be long loved and cherished,
Because their noblest instincts I have e’er inflamed,
In evil hours I lit their hearts with fires of freedom,
And never for their pleasures blamed.

O Muse, pursue the calling of thy Gods forever!
Strive not for the garland, nor look upon the pain–
Unmoved support the voice of scorn or of laudation,
And argument with Fools disdain!

Alexander  Pushkin

Alexander Pushkin

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2 thoughts on “Pushkin in New Delhi

  1. Russia lost a legend! Pushkin left some beautiful works behind in such a short life.

  2. Hi Sirene! My reply is too late. I am still finding words to honour one of the greatest poet. Thanks for you comment.

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