Antoni Austen, Low Tide After a Storm, 1892, Salon des Champs-Elysées 1892
“We want what the woman wanted in the prison queue in Leningrad, standing there with cold and whispering for fear, enduring the terror of Stalin’s regime and asking the poet Anna Akhmatova if she could describe it all, if her art was equal to it.”
― Seamus Heaney, Crediting Poetry: The Nobel Lecture
They give us one month, a singular set of days, to remember we are poets at heart.
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