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Arseny Tarkovsky

Arseny Tarkovsky
Arseny Tarkovsky (1907-1989) was a Russian poet who spent most of his life as a translator, only publishing his own poems after Stalin’s death (beginning in 1962). His work emerges from a visionary sensibility that became his way of forging a Russian art outside of Soviet realism. He was wounded in World War II, lost a leg to gangrene, and wrote some of the most powerful poems about the War.

Arseny Tarkovsky's Articles and Posts

Life, Life The Freeman
Life, Life

I don’t believe in omens, nor fear
foreboding signs. No poisons or lies

The Night Before the First of June The Freeman
The Night Before the First of June
Sleep in your glade as if under stage lights,
Sleep—this night is shorter than your love.

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