A Blaze in a Desert: Selected Poems

Serge, Victor
Date Written:  2017-05-01
Publisher:  PM Press
Year Published:  2017
Pages:  192pp   Price:  $16.95   ISBN:  9781629633824
Resource Type:  Book
Cx Number:  CX20607

Like Serge's extraordinary novels, A Blaze in a Desert: Selected Poems bears witness to decades of revolutionary upheavals in Europe and the advent of totalitarian rule; many of the poems were written during the "immense shipwreck" of Stalin's ascendancy.



Five men, plus one woman --
six in one boat.
Guess which is the deaf one, which the blind one,
the lost one, the frantic one,
the one who is mad for silence,
and the one whose soul dances
more lightly than suffering,
presences and absences,
smiles in the depths of the water,
prison bars on the pale sky...

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