|From the book The Evening Song|
|All the Works|
|Turrets to the sides, lookout towers, steeples,|
All the works which have been loved
or conceived for ages –
nickel and aluminum, stepladders,
those pawn-brokers of the height –
the tender eyes of the Dormition and St. Sophia1,
o earth, will you shut even them? –
a furious whirlwind will scatter
all the works as it should be...
Or Mercy, have your hands not touched them
along with our own hands?
|Slava I. Yastremski and Michel Naydan |
|1 The tender eyes of the Dormition and St. Sophia - is a reference to a Cathedral of the Dormition of the Mother of God (most likely the one in the Moscow Kremlin) and the Cathedrals of St. Sophia in Kiev and Novgorod.|
| ||All the Works|