Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Quote of the Day (Alexander Pushkin, on Visits From an ‘Evil Genius’)

“My times of hope were cast in shade
And pleasure dimmed by longing,
For it was then an evil genius
Began to pay me secret visits.
Our meetings were quite dolorous:
His smile, his glance mysterious,
His venom-filled and caustic sermons
Poured frozen poison in my soul.” —Russian poet Alexander Pushkin (1799-1837), from “The Demons," in Poems Bewitched and Haunted (Everyman's Library) (2005)

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