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 Gates. Windows. Arches
Not by sea, nor by tree, nor by powerful star,
nor by depth of night, nor by greatest of day –
Not by anything will earthly reason be consoled,
But only by the love of the father and master.

You, my word, like gardens in the deep,
you, my fame, like gardens and fences –
as a sick man can bow to the earth –
to that which is not, which is no longer needed.

Gerald S. Smith
 Not by sea, nor by tree, nor by powerful star...
Mountain Ode
An Old Testament Motif
The Grasshoper and the Cricket
In the Liquor Store
To Lycinius
In the desert of life… What am I saying...
On the Death of Leonid Gubanov
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