Sunday, May 08, 2005

Happy Mother's Day

In celebration of my enduring Oedipal complex, and to thank all of my loyal readers who made the irrational choice to squeeze one out, I bring you some words from Russia's finest 20th century poet.


This greatest hour was hallowed and thandered
By angel's choirs; fire melted sky.
He asked his Father:"Why am I abandoned...?"
And told his Mother: "Mother, do not cry..."


Magdalena struggled, cried and moaned.
Peter sank into the stone trance...
Only there, where Mother stood alone,
None has dared cast a single glance.

--Anna Akhmatova, "The Crucifix"


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