Osip Emilevich Mandelstam

(1891 - 1938 / Warsaw)

Osip Emilevich Mandelstam Poems

1. Rome 8/20/2014
2. Take From My Palms 7/22/2015
3. The Stalin Epigram 1/29/2015
4. Stretching Taut The Silken Threads 4/7/2010
5. To Cure Wounds Is So Rigid 4/7/2010
6. The Falling Is The Constant Mate Of Fear 4/7/2010
7. O Heavens, Heavens, See You In My Dreams 4/7/2010
8. On A Sleigh, Padded With Straw 4/7/2010
9. Still I Have Not Died, And Still Am Not Alone 4/7/2010
10. No, Not The Moon, But Simple Dial-Plate 4/7/2010
11. Not Believing In The Resurrection 4/7/2010
12. The Greeks Planned For War 4/7/2010
13. The Thick Golden Stream Of Honey Took So Long 4/7/2010
14. O This Air, Intoxicated With Sedition 4/7/2010
15. Nature's The Same As Rome, Was Reflected In It 4/7/2010
16. The Chalice Was Suspended In The Air 4/7/2010
17. Straw 4/7/2010
18. The Menagerie 4/7/2010
19. That Evening The Forest Of Organ Pipes Did Not Play 4/7/2010
20. Meganom 4/7/2010
21. The Decembrist 4/7/2010
22. To M.L. Lozinsky 4/7/2010
23. Beneath A Veil Of Milky White 4/7/2010
24. How Hard For Me, The Splendor Of This Crown And Robe 4/7/2010
25. I Am Cold. Transparent Spring Dresses 4/7/2010
26. If I Am To Know How To Restrain Your Hands 4/7/2010
27. In A Crystal Whirlpool, Such Steepness! 4/7/2010
28. Go Back To The Tainted Lap, Leah 4/7/2010
29. I Could Not Among The Misty Clouds 4/7/2010
30. I'Ve Lost A Delicate Cameo 4/7/2010
31. Let Us Go Where There Are Varied Crafts 4/7/2010
32. Sisters 1/1/2004
33. I Often Shiver With Cold 4/7/2010
34. A Young Levite Among Priests 4/7/2010
35. Why Do The Clock-Hopperssing 4/7/2010
36. Tortoise 4/7/2010
37. As Psyche-Life Goes Down To The Shades 4/7/2010
38. I Had Not Tried The Wine That Ancients Made 4/7/2010
39. Just For Joy, Take From My Palms 4/7/2010
40. To Read Only Children's Books 4/7/2010
Best Poem of Osip Emilevich Mandelstam

What Shall I Do With This Body They Gave Me

What shall I do with this body they gave me,
so much my own, so intimate with me?

For being alive, for the joy of calm breath,
tell me, who should I bless?

I am the flower, and the gardener as well,
and am not solitary, in earth’s cell.

My living warmth, exhaled, you can see,
on the clear glass of eternity.

A pattern set down,
until now, unknown.

Breath ...

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The Age

My beast, my age, who will try
to look you in the eye,
and weld the vertebrae
of century to century,
with blood? Creating blood
pours out of mortal things:
only the parasitic shudder,
when the new world sings.

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