Six Poems by Mandelstam

translated with an afterword by Holly Woodward


Six Poems by Osip Mandelstam


Do not speak! Never, to no one, nothing—

There in the fire’s ashes, time is singing.



Dressed in a light shawl, you

came to me in the hall—

so swiftly no one knew,

nor heard the soft footfall.


The taunting form of your face

eluded my grasp in the cloud.

God, I called …Read More