Joseph Brodsky Dark Poems

  • 1.
    I was but what you'd brush
    with your palm, what your leaning
    brow would hunch to in evening's
    raven-black hush.
  • 2.
    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
    and turn you on--no need for coke, or grass.
  • 3.
    The perilous yellow sun follows with its slant eyes
    masts of the shuddered grove steaming up to capsize
    in the frozen straits of Epiphany. February has fewer
    days than the other months; therefore, it's more cruel
  • 4.
    Twice I awoke this night, and went
    to the window. The streetlamps were
    a fragment of a sentence spoken in sleep,
    leading to nothing, like omission points,
  • 5.
    Here's a girl from a dangerous town
    She crops her dark hair short
    so that less of her has to frown
    when someone gets hurt.
  • 6.

    I threw my arms about those shoulders, glancing
    at what emerged behind that back,
Total 6 Dark Poems by Joseph Brodsky

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