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We get warmer as we taste the wine,herbs, and hummus. The soul puts a shawl on,as dark wind sweeps over the waterand enters the room.we always leave the door ajar,in case Elijah comes by for a drink,in case we have to leave home againin the middle of the nightto go back home.
There is nothing else as fine and free
as to break up for good with a beloved her
and leave the railroad station all alone.
And then in front of you entirely new
the palaces of Venice would reappear.
Any major poet is a universe in itself. This is especially true of Brodsky, who developed the line in Russian poetry that began with the Acmeists: Mandelstam, Akhmatova, and Gumilyev. Mandelstam formulated the notion of Acmeism as “the longing for the world culture.” Joseph Brodsky embodied that longing better than anyone else.