Monday, October 18, 2010

Dept. of Monday (Tsvetaeva Edition)

(Taken from “Poem of the End,” one of the best breakup poems ever written, even in translation. It’s the one with Tsvetaeva’s famous “All poets are Jews,” and the less-quoted but maybe still better “listen/to this flesh./It is far truer than poems. “An Attempt at Jealousy” isn’t too shabby on the breakup front, either. In case there’s anyone out there looking for great breakup poems on a cold fall Monday.) 

1 comment:

Nada Gordon: 2 ludic 4 U said...

Outside, all those goddamn ignorant armies are still clashing by night. Oh well.