Anatoly Kudryavitsky Poems

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The Mother Of All Parades

Pseudoaluminium And The Big Plans

Bunin: Portrait With The Person Missing

In the mirror behind his back
recent times are floating
red flags and standards of the Cossacks
his reflection

Lost In The Flow Of Time

(For Tomaž Šalamun)

Names and butterflies flutter around
while the literati picnic on the grass.

The Shooting Down Of Mh17

A huge sunflower dying in the sky…
Send the rain back to the clouds,
switch off the tiny stove-fire flames
of the bluets.

The Ninth Count Of Monte Cristo

swims across Lago Maggiore
into forgiveness.
His revenge, a flooded village;
his harem, oysters.

A Tune For Theremin Vox

Modigliani is not dead,
he is sculpting in Africa.
His fingers have shaped numerous heads
that all talk at the same time.

The Headless Horseman

The messenger was so dead they sent him
to fetch life. It was easier said than done,
but an agreeable mare was duly
provided to him.

Viking Breath

How does it feel to be the Cultural Attaché
for the North Pole, the ice
of the voiceless?
No encyclopaedia will give you shelter.

A Little Extra Challenge

The Tower of Babel crumbles, and so does
the builders' sanity, which causes
dust and media storms.
Men with long arms raise the roof beams