About the Author

From the book Kliazma and Yauza
From the book The Wild Rose  
From the book Tristan and Isolde
From the book Old Songs
From the book Gates. Windows. Arches
From the book Stanzas in the Manner of Alexander Pope
From the book Stellae and Inscriptions
From the book The Iambic Verses
The Chinese Travelogue
From An Unfinished Book
From the book The Evening Song
From the book Elegies
From the book The Beginning of a Book
From the book The Wild Rose
Legends and Fantasies
(1976 - 1978)
In that darkness, where other than by a miracle
you cannot make your way through the revolving walls,
there where the candle, burning under a bushel,
grows faint in the precious stones:

many will rise, and many faces
will be transfigured by happy alarm:
is it not about me? But, having chosen the dreamer,
the spirit returns by the former road.

Long walks begin,
vaults and staircases, and galleries,
the slow step from the deep rock,
where nuggets and candles burned.

Or as the wind of the fruit orchard
smells of apples, even when it has gone deep
into the wild steppe –so do I fulfil
the immortal compassion of the first look?

The secret magnet, the core of the legend,
the waves of attraction, burning in the world,
the rocks and wanderings and prophecies
are lifted to heaven in the dark chalice!

Will-power falls, and the body does not want,
and cannot see. But it will say, finally:
there is nothing that life does not prophesy,
being in its depth a sign alone.
Richard McKane
The Wild Rose
Second Legend
Sixth Legend
Seventh Legend. Death of Alexis the Roman Saint
Selva Selvaggia
Now in warm gold, in broad bindings...
Preamble to the Song
Strange Journey
The Flight of the Prodigal Sun
Night Legend. The Nun’s Funeral
Candlemas Day
Names fly out of the magical horn...
Cat, Butterfly, Candle
Water: The Peasant Woman
Eight Octets
In The Mood of Leopardi
I carry two books, as I go I am leaving...
We shall walk slowly and listen attentively...
I often dream of death offering...
Legends about ascetics are similar...
I cannot make them stop their music...
Three Mirrors
Farewell Wind
Somewhere in the corner of a neglected illness...
Journey of the magi
Mountain Lullaby
Morning in The Garden
The Cat’s Look
Azarovka. A Suite of Landscapes
Portrait of the Artist in his Picrure
Tenth Legend. Jacob
Eleventh Legend. Supper
Twelfth Legend. Sergey Radonezhsky
Magic Stone
A Faible
“I raise the radiance, like a fallen hand...
The Old Poet
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