Tag Archives: Russian History

When Summer Returns

When Summer returns, the last of the bones will have been buried, the endless lists of names will have been erased, even the memories of those names will be forgotten; When Summer returns, meadows again will bloom hiding their terrible … Continue reading

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The Bear and Her Cubs

Winter has returned and with it the migrating Bear and her eager Cubs , their old habitat deserted the Forest and Wild , not so plentiful of natural prey as once was ; They are hungrier this year the Bear … Continue reading

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Vikings

Darkening autumn spewed forth its restless orphans , ejected them from pale gaunt wombs of the Northern twilight; Maelstromed them across inhospitable Oceans , borne by timbered craft , steered by iron-needle crewed by hunger,need and avarice ; Shield ,axe … Continue reading

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Viking Longboat

Ancient timbers cry out mutely with their ancient voices , re-telling tales of earth and of fire and of water ; Their hand hewn craft emissaries of the Fire that sped long ago southward and westward carrying the Will to … Continue reading

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Winter Palace

Our lives are painted like rainbows across the sky , our lives are noise modulated by reason ; We sit and stare at endless vistas , we ready ourselves for work tidying the chaos into an order which stray winds … Continue reading

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The Veteran ( McDonald’s Moscow 1996 )

He shuffles haltingly toward the counter, the garish neon’s intrusiveness doesn’t suit his demeanour, he feels like a peasant inside the imperial palace; He always holds things up, his tone is invariably deferential although there is no need, the contrived … Continue reading

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Post-Soviet

The Tank stands on its crumbling concrete plinth, waiting for someone to come and take a photograph, waiting for someone to remember what the Tank stood for; Abandoning his small deal table replete with the usual trinkets the War Veteran … Continue reading

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