Joseph Brodsky Life Poems

  • 1.
    From Martial
    Now is windy and the waves are cresting over
    Fall is soon to come to change the place entirely.
    Change of colors moves me, Postum, even stronger
    ...
  • 2.
    The fire and the page, the hewed hairs and the swords,
    The grains and the millstone, the whispers and the clatter --
    God saves all that -- especially the words
    Of love and pity, as His only way to utter.
    ...
  • 3.
    ...and when "the future" is uttered, swarms of mice
    rush out of the Russian language and gnaw a piece
    of ripened memory which is twice
    as hole-ridden as real cheese.
    ...
  • 4.
    In such an inexplicable blue,
    Upon the stonework to embark,
    The little ship of glowing hue
    Appears in Alexander Park.
    ...
  • 5.
    All his life he was building something, inventing something.
    Now, for a Cretan queen, an artificial heifer,
    so as to cuckold the king. Then a labyrinth, the time for
    the king himself, to hide from bewildered glances
    ...
  • 6.
    I have braved, for want of wild beasts, steel cages,
    carved my term and nickname on bunks and rafters,
    lived by the sea, flashed aces in an oasis,
    dined with the-devil-knows-whom, in tails, on truffles.
    ...
Total 6 Life Poems by Joseph Brodsky

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