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Alexander Pushkin – The Dream

The Dream There is so many interpretations this poem could have. I sense a longing for something followed by greed. This greed could be a woman or more than that. A dream where the living being sees himself as the king – who is the most powerful person in the kingdom. However, the dream could represent…… Continue reading Alexander Pushkin – The Dream

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Francesco Bartolomeo Rastrelli & Giacomo Quarenghi

I adore architecture such as beautiful cathedrals, churches, mosques, palaces and castles and these two men have to be my favourite architects. Mainly because they planned and constructed the Winter palace. Now for me the Winter Palace is a dream. I one day (hopefully) shall visit it and when I do I’ll probably cry. I know…… Continue reading Francesco Bartolomeo Rastrelli & Giacomo Quarenghi

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Yevgeny Yevtushenko

Yevgeny Yevtushenko was a Russian poet. I thought I would share one of his poems as he passed away this month at the age of 83. I’m An Angel . I’ve stopped drinking. I love my wife. My own wife- I insist on this. Living so like an angel, I almost quote Shchipachev. This is…… Continue reading Yevgeny Yevtushenko

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Boris Pasternak

Boris Leonidovich Pasternak “Marburg” (1917) “I quivered. I flared up, and then was extinguished. I shook. I had made a proposal – but late, Too late. I was scared, and she had refused me. I pity her tears, am more blessed than a saint.” Pasternak fell in love with Ida Wissotzkaya, a girl from a…… Continue reading Boris Pasternak

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Valery Bryusov

So I adore poetry and thought I would share one of my favourites  from Valery Bryusov’s collection. To A Young Poet Pale youth with burning gaze, I give you three commandments now: Follow the first: don’t live by the present, The future is a poet’s only place. Second, remember: feel for no one, Love yourself without bounds.…… Continue reading Valery Bryusov