Tree of Life
1. once I came … in my dream … to Paradise … when you came with me 2. the closer I came inside to the Garden … in my dream … the closer you became 3. and when I walked all through Paradise … you came closer still 4. yet when I stood near the …
1. who read … the greatest devotion … greater than learning … consists in accepting the world … exactly as it happens to be 2. who said … the greatest devotion … greater than learning … consists in accepting the world … exactly as it happens to be 3. who read it … to us …
Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel
Oh God is.
Oh God is great.
I have no picture of you—
oh, how do we die
Poem: Outside the House of Learning / I said to Sol: / what does it mean
At the Astapovo Station / Excreta / Churches
At the Astapovo Station No God. . . . No God sees. . . . No God sees the truth. . . . No God sees the truth, but waits. . . . So who? . . . So who sees? . . . So who sees the truth? . . . So who …
One last time. I saw her, alone, in the Garden: Standing. In white. She was without a sign. “Why is that?” “I have given in . . . ” she said. “Why is that?” “No one dares to . . . ” she said. “Humans are like that,” I said. “Humans—” she said. “What, now?” …