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Month: November, 2012

I am Goya by Andrey Voznesensky

I am Goya
of the bare field, by the enemy’s beak gouged
till the craters of my eyes gape
I am grief


I am the tongue
of war, the embers of cities
on the snows of the year 1941
I am hunger


I am the gullet
of a woman hanged whose body like a bell
tolled over a blank square
I am Goya


O grapes of wrath!
I have hurled westward
the ashes of the uninvited guest!
and hammered stars into the unforgetting sky – like nails
I am Goya


Translated by Stanley Kunitz

Salome’s Veil by Steven McCabe

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Vitam Impendere Amori (To Threaten Life for Love) by Guillaume Apollinaire

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