Natalya Gorbanevskaya Poems
- Roasting Over A Slow Fire 'Don't touch me!' I scream at ...
- This, From The Diagnosis "The children's fate doesn't ...
- Leaves, Something In My Ear Yo... Leaves, something in ...
- [O city, city, o city, city...... O city, city, o city, ...
Natalya Yevgenyevna Gorbanevskaya (26 May 1936 – 29 November 2013) was a Russian poet, translator of Polish literature and civil rights activist. In 2005, she became a citizen of Poland.
Gorbanevskaya was born in Moscow and graduated from Leningrad University in 1964 and became a technical editor and translator. Only nine of her poems were published in official journals, the remainder being privately circulated or published abroad.
Gorbanevskaya was active in what later came to be called the Soviet "dissident movement." She and Liudmila Alexeyeva began publishing the Chronicle of Current Events, a samizdat publication that focused on human rights in the Soviet... more »
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Roasting Over A Slow Fire
'Don't touch me!' I scream at passers-by -
they do not even notice me.
Cursing the rooms of other people,
I hang about their anterooms.
But who will knock a window through?
Who will hold out his hand to me?
I am roasting over a slow fire.