WELCOME to Pavel Chichikov’s poetry page. Skeptical about poetry? Pavel’s poetry is different.

  • Pavel is a faithful Catholic Christian layman inspired by Holy Scripture and by God’s creation. In that, he is close to the Protestant poet George Herbert. He dedicates his work to the Blessed Mother.
  • Pavel makes his home in flyover country, in the shadow of the Allegheny Mountains. He writes about bugs, birds, groundhogs, and ordinary people. But his poems are not idyllic, and he often writes about current topics and lessons from history. Pavel is deeply concerned about the state of American culture and the potential for nuclear catastrophe.
  • Pavel uses rhyme and meter. Robert Frost would say that he does not play tennis without a net.

The poems on this site were added June 15, 2019. All of Pavel’s poems, from 1993 on, are now available in a searchable archive, for reading or downloading. We will not track users, but if you wish, you can send Pavel a note about your use of the poems.

All poems on this page are by Pavel Chichikov, unless otherwise specified. They may be freely distributed, if not for profit, upon the permission of Pavel Chichikov  and must be credited to Pavel Chichikov. No alterations in the text may be made. All copyright restrictions apply.