Andrey Gritsman


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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 water
and enters the room.
we always leave the door ajar,
in case Elijah comes by for a drink,
in case we have to leave home again
in the middle of the night
to go back home.

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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.





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