on poetry

February 10, 2016

Author Boris Pasternak at Peredelkino, a writer's colony, October 1958Black spring! Pick up your pen, and weeping, / Of February, in sobs and ink, / Write poems, while the slush in thunder / Is burning in the black of spring.
Boris Pasternak
(February 10, 1890 – May 30, 1960)
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Excerpt from “Black February” by Boris Pasternak; read the complete poem as translated by the poet’s sister, Lydia Pasternak Slater.


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