Joseph Brodsky

(24 May 1940 – 28 January 1996 / Leningrad)

Joseph Brodsky Poems

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