Joseph Brodsky

(24 May 1940 – 28 January 1996 / Leningrad)

Poems of Joseph Brodsky

21. On The 100th Anniversary Of Anna Akhmatova 4/19/2010
22. Part Of Speech 1/13/2003
23. Seaward 1/1/2004
24. Seven Strophes 1/1/2004
25. Stone Villages 1/1/2004
26. Törnfallet 1/20/2003
27. To Urania 1/20/2003
28. Tornfallet 1/1/2004
29. Tsushima Screen 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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