Album for the Young (and Old): Poems by Vera Pavlova,Steven Seymour

By Vera Pavlova,Steven Seymour

A new number of the available and evocative "micro-verse" from one among Russia's such a lot liked poets.

Vera Pavlova's If there's something to Desire extremely joyful the poetry global many years in the past. Her poems, hardly ever longer than a number of strains, thrill and puzzle us like Zen koans, contemplating issues philosophical, romantic, sexual, familial, inventive. Album for the younger (and Old), whose identify poem takes its identify and proposal from Tchaikovsky’s tune, includes us via a lifestyles in miniatures, drawing from a wide-ranging crew of poems translated by means of the poet’s past due husband, Steven Seymour. the following Pavlova returns to her formative years to peruse its key elements (“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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