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Anatoly Kudryavitsky

Anatoly Kudryavitsky

Anatoly Kudryavitsky (born 17 August 1954) is a Russian/Irish poet, novelist, translator. He writes mainly in English and Russian.

PoemsEdit

Shadow of Time (2005)Edit

  • When you kill wolves
    people die.


  • What shall we do
    after we learn what we'll do:
    that is the question.


  • Europe is shrinking, but America
    is broadening.


  • The bigger the house,
    the smaller the occupants.


  • Polluters of void.


  • "Women don't survive here,"
    a woman of eighty said.


  • ...nothing else left but
    to watch eternity
    breaking up
    into human splinters.


  • The century has started with
    the crime of the century.


  • Leviathan learning to overcome time


  • The knack of living —
    how skilfully it kills!


  • ...letters of a burning book
    dance in flame not every time
    and not every time literally.


  • Once a century
    the world is divided
    into before and after.


  • 'Sorry, we gave you
    a wrong life,' they said
    not too apologetically.
    'Will you begin anew?'


  • Caliban fights the Taliban


Morning at Mount Ring (2007)Edit

summer night —
blossoming in the pond,
water-lilies and stars
a leaflet about
behaviour on the streets —
the wind feels it all over
autumn wind...
I yearn for the place
from where it blows
bamboo stems —
their memories
of the sun
icy beach
a child treads upon
broken bits of seashells
murmuring surge
mussel shells
slightly open
hazel catkins
in the mizzling rain...
a long, long dream
autumn storm
a cormorant sits
on the throne of winds
river mist
barges transport coal
in both directions
autumn dusk
a cat rubs its shadow
against fishermen's legs


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