by MARINA TSVETAEVA
"I WILL NOT PART - THERE IS NO END"
SHE CLINGS AND CLINGS
AND IN THE BREAST
OF THREATENING WATERS
LIKE AN IMMUTABLE MYSTERY WE WILL PART
The moment I read this poem, I fell in love with Marina Tsvetaeva.
When people have the ability to drive so much feeling, with so few words....
I think that is a rare art form.
When I mentioned to Finley that I discovered her, he just shrugged his shoulders and told me matter of factually....
"The only reason you get to read her work today is because Americans like her since she was anti Soviet."
That kinda wrecked it for me.
I want my Russian Cold War poets to worship the Hammer & Sickle.
If you ever get a chance, go online and read the bio on this woman's life.
Her circumstances were inspiring, and tragic.
This lady didn't write poems.....
She was a poet.