PN Review Print and Online Poetry Magazine
News and Notes
Digital Access to PN Review
Access the latest issues, plus back issues of PN Review with Exact Editions For PN Review subscribers: access the PN Review digital archive via the Exact Editions app Exactly or the Exact Editions website, you will first need to know your PN Review ID number. read more
Most Read... Rebecca WattsThe Cult of the Noble Amateur
(PN Review 239)
Eavan BolandA Lyric Voice at Bay
(PN Review 121)
Vahni CapildeoOn Judging Prizes, & Reading More than Six Really Good Books
(PN Review 237)
Drew MilneTom Raworth’s Writing ‘present past improved’: Tom Raworth’s Writing
(PN Review 236)
Jamie OsbornIn conversation with Sasha Dugdale
(PN Review 240)
Alejandro Fernandez-OsorioPomace (trans. James Womack)
(PN Review 236)
Poems Articles Interviews Reports Reviews Contributors
Oxford University Press
Gratis Ad 1
Next Issue Kei Miller on poetry and volume control Parwana Fayyaz's Afghan poems Gabriel Josipovici bids farewell to Aharon Appelfeld Craig Raine plants a flag A.R. Ammons from two angles

This poem is taken from PN Review 16, Volume 7 Number 2, November - December 1980.

The Bronze Horseman (Tomlinson & Gifford) Alexander Pushkin



Desolate flowed the waters : he
standing upon their shore and full
with the prospect of his thoughts
gazed distance down : the pull
of the river's sweep and breadth
fronted him here : a dug-out skiff
sped by in vistaed loneliness :
the shores of moss and swamp let show
black huts in which the wretched Finn
huddles himself against the snow :
and forest which the light of sun
shut-back by mist had never known
soughed round : his thoughts thrust on :
From here our threat shall reach the Swede

Searching, please wait... animated waiting image