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The Poplar Waltz audio

“Words written by an 11 year old girl to a 14 year old boy that fell victim to the Georgian-Abhazian conflict of 1989″ Dedicated to Denny Somewhere in a distant land by a vacant sea, Stands the wreckage of the … Continue reading

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The Chronicles of a Collapse

A physicist wi‎th a world name
He couldn’t figure ‎out the math.
The university had not paid scientist salaries for months.
Of the research assistants that he had
three left, one wound up dead.
There are riots on the streets each day. There are four hour lines for bread.
Equations blooming in his mind
are so precise and so right,
but he cannot afford to pay his bills. His wife cries every night. Continue reading

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Archetypes

I am calling upon all my monsters and beasts out there, on the glimmering eyes and the silent footsteps in the dark; There are few of us left, soon we will disappear forever. Well, at least we have lived to … Continue reading

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‎Я мечусь, как зверь за решеткой

Я мечусь, как зверь за решеткой, ‎ бьюсь об прутья, пугая толпу. Ярость жидким металлом в глотке: “Отпустите, я так не могу!” ‎ Этот век, этот мир – все чужое. Всe равно я порву эту цепь, и монгольской свистящей стрелою … Continue reading

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Lost genius.  ‎(What bothers me about modernity – Part 2)

Part 2: Overcrowding ‎ I am not going to go into the usual concerns associated with the word: the impending doom of dwindling resources; the inevitable competition between various human populations; the destruction of habitats and species; the potential for … Continue reading

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What bothers me about modernity – Part 1

I have decided to start a new series of post regarding the things that bother me regarding the modern world. Any thoughts and comments are welcome. Part 1 What bothers me about modernity is the dissipation of normal human social … Continue reading

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Mountain Echo

“The Execution of the Mountain Echo,” Vladimir Vysotsky: translation by Julie Deshtor: Upon mountain slopes, which the daredevils consider their Mecca, their Mecca, Where winds blow wild and jagged peaks puncture the sky, puncture the sky, There once had resided … Continue reading

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