Joseph Brodsky

(24 May 1940 – 28 January 1996 / Leningrad)

Joseph Brodsky Poems

1. A Song 1/20/2003
2. I Sit By The Window 1/13/2003
3. Belfast Tune 1/1/2004
4. A list of some observation... 1/1/2004
5. Elegy 1/1/2004
6. A Polar Explorer 1/1/2004
7. Odysseus to Telemachus 1/20/2003
8. Part Of Speech 1/13/2003
9. May 24, 1980 1/1/2004
10. Seaward 1/1/2004
11. I threw my arms about those shoulders 1/1/2004
12. Letter to an Archaeologist 1/1/2004
13. Folk Tune 1/1/2004
14. Dutch Mistress 1/1/2004
15. Seven Strophes 1/1/2004
16. Galatea Encore 1/1/2004
17. Love 4/19/2010
18. To Urania 1/20/2003
19. Letters To The Roman Friend 4/19/2010
20. Stone Villages 1/1/2004

Part Of Speech

...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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