Joseph Brodsky

(24 May 1940 – 28 January 1996 / Leningrad)

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  • Liza Sudina Liza Sudina (9/12/2015 12:55:00 PM)

    GENIUS! My favorite poet! ! !

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  • Jay Warier (7/25/2009 6:29:00 AM)

    What a beautiful poem 'A Song' is!

  • Jay Warier (7/25/2009 6:29:00 AM)

    What a beautiful poem 'A Song' is!

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...and when "the future" is uttered, swarms of mice
rush out of the Russian language and gnaw a piece
of ripened memory which is twice
as hole-ridden as real cheese.
After all these years it hardly matters who
or what stands in the corner, hidden by heavy drapes,
and your mind resounds not with a seraphic "doh",
only their rustle. Life, that no one dares
to appraise, like that gift horse's mouth,

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