Download e-book for iPad: Album for the Young (and Old): Poems by Vera Pavlova,Steven Seymour

By Vera Pavlova,Steven Seymour

ISBN-10: 0451494784

ISBN-13: 9780451494788

A new selection of the available and evocative "micro-verse" from one in every of Russia's such a lot loved poets.

Vera Pavlova's If there's something to Desire thrilled the poetry international many years in the past. Her poems, hardly ever longer than a couple of traces, thrill and puzzle us like Zen koans, contemplating concerns philosophical, romantic, sexual, familial, inventive. Album for the younger (and Old), whose identify poem takes its identify and thought from Tchaikovsky’s song, includes us via a existence in miniatures, drawing from a wide-ranging team of poems translated by way of the poet’s overdue husband, Steven Seymour. the following Pavlova returns to her youth to peruse its key constituents (“a glass jar, a rag, a sponge . . . Mom’s hearing the Beatles, / Dad, to Radio Liberty”), confronts maturity (“And, please, no forbidden fruits!”), balances her loves and losses (“Without you, my unquenchable . . . woes are bearable, / joys are not”). once more, this poet’s piquant brief poems sum up worlds and tackle heavyweight demanding situations, but are mild sufficient to hold with us.

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