Do you know a poem by Vasily Zhukovsky, The Bard (Певец) 1811? Привет! I recently read a poem by Vasily Zhukovsky, the title is "The Bard" (Певец) which was written in 1811. I already translated it, but I'm still confused about the meaning of the poem. Do you guys have any idea who is "The Bard" that Vasily Zhukovsky refers to? I need to know why Vasily Zhukovsky wrote it
Oct 1, 2016 5:10 PM
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Zhukovsky was a quite depressive and mystic poet. He liked to write such poems, about graves etc. And it's a very popular theme in Russian poems, that a bard was taken by grave and nobody remember him.

Glinka, a great Russian composer, wrote a song for this poem: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T-Q-zoiVSzA

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