Joseph Brodsky Time Poems

  • 1.
    As you pour yourself a scotch
    Crush a roach or check your watch
    As your hands adjust your tie people die

  • 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.
    It's not that the Muse feels like clamming up,
    it's more like high time for the lad's last nap.
    And the scarf-waving lass who wished him the best
    drives a steamroller across his chest.
  • 4.
    1. E. Larionova
    E. Larionova. Brunette. A colonel's
    and a typist's daughter. Looked
    at you like someone studying a clockface.
  • 5.
    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,
  • 6.
    My dear Telemachus,
    The Trojan War
    is over now; I don't recall who won it.
    The Greeks, no doubt, for only they would leave
  • 7.
    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
  • 8.

    I threw my arms about those shoulders, glancing
    at what emerged behind that back,
Total 8 Time Poems by Joseph Brodsky

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