Joseph Brodsky

(24 May 1940 – 28 January 1996 / Leningrad)

I Sit By The Window - Poem by Joseph Brodsky

I said fate plays a game without a score,
and who needs fish if you've got caviar?
The triumph of the Gothic style would come to pass
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  • (4/23/2018 4:07:00 AM)

    Very happy to be able to read this poem by Brodsky in English. (Report)Reply

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  • (8/12/2017 11:35:00 AM)

    It shoud be 'The bulb looks at the FLOOR in fear', not flower (Report)Reply

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  • (3/26/2015 9:37:00 AM)

    The last two lines are my favorite. The rhyme scheme seemingly odd but yet enjoyable...this poem seems like it would be a hard style to replicate and a hard style to write in. A classical twist on portraying a character through their actions and evaluations of random particles of life. (Report)Reply

    (8/12/2017 11:40:00 AM)

    Actually, these two lines don't agree with the original. In the original it's 'I am sitting in the darkness and the darkness inside the room is not worse than outside'.

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