Treasure Island

Joseph Brodsky

(24 May 1940 – 28 January 1996 / Leningrad)

Poems of Joseph Brodsky

1. A list of some observation... 1/1/2004
2. A Polar Explorer 1/1/2004
3. A Song 1/20/2003
4. Belfast Tune 1/1/2004
5. Bosnia Tune 4/19/2010
6. Daedalus in Sicily 4/19/2010
7. Dutch Mistress 1/1/2004
8. Elegy 1/1/2004
9. Folk Tune 1/1/2004
10. From A School Anthology 4/19/2010
11. Galatea Encore 1/1/2004
12. I Sit By The Window 1/13/2003
13. I threw my arms about those shoulders 1/1/2004
14. Letter to an Archaeologist 1/1/2004
15. Letters To The Roman Friend 4/19/2010
16. Love 4/19/2010
17. Love 4/19/2010
18. May 24, 1980 1/1/2004
19. Moscow Carol 4/19/2010
20. Odysseus to Telemachus 1/20/2003

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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