Joseph Brodsky

(24 May 1940 – 28 January 1996 / Leningrad)

Joseph Brodsky Poems

1. A Song 1/20/2003
2. A List Of Some Observation... 1/1/2004
3. Belfast Tune 1/1/2004
4. I Sit By The Window 1/13/2003
5. A Polar Explorer 1/1/2004
6. Elegy 1/1/2004
7. Letter To An Archaeologist 1/1/2004
8. Odysseus To Telemachus 1/20/2003
9. Part Of Speech 1/13/2003
10. May 24, 1980 1/1/2004
11. Seven Strophes 1/1/2004
12. Seaward 1/1/2004
13. Dutch Mistress 1/1/2004
14. Folk Tune 1/1/2004
15. I Threw My Arms About Those Shoulders 1/1/2004
16. Galatea Encore 1/1/2004
17. Love 4/19/2010
18. To Urania 1/20/2003
19. Tornfallet 1/1/2004
20. On The 100th Anniversary Of Anna Akhmatova 4/19/2010
21. Letters To The Roman Friend 4/19/2010
22. Stone Villages 1/1/2004
23. Moscow Carol 4/19/2010
24. TÖRnfallet 1/20/2003
25. Love 4/19/2010
26. Bosnia Tune 4/19/2010
27. Daedalus In Sicily 4/19/2010
28. From A School Anthology 4/19/2010
29. Tsushima Screen 1/1/2004
Best Poem of Joseph Brodsky

A Song

I wish you were here, dear, I wish you were here.
I wish you sat on the sofa
and I sat near.
the handkerchief could be yours,
the tear could be mine, chin-bound.
Though it could be, of course,
the other way around.

I wish you were here, dear,
I wish you were here.
I wish we were in my car,
and you'd shift the gear.
we'd find ourselves elsewhere,
on an unknown shore.
Or else we'd repair
To where we've been before.

I wish you were here, dear,
I wish you were here.
I wish I knew no astronomy
when stars appear,
when the moon skims ...

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To Urania

Everything has its limit, including sorrow.
A windowpane stalls a stare. Nor does a grill abandon
a leaf. One may rattle the keys, gurgle down a swallow.
Loneliness cubes a man at random.
A camel sniffs at the rail with a resentful nostril;
a perspective cuts emptiness deep and even.
And what is space anyway if not the
body's absence at every given
point? That's why Urania's older than sister Clio!

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