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Russian Folklore Poem: “Cream of Fool Ivan: A Recipe”

Russian Folklore Poem: “Cream of Fool Ivan: A Recipe”

Today's poem was actually published! The e-zine Quantum Fairy Tales included it in their Winter 2016 issue. BUT, alas, that issue (with the entire e-zine, it appears) is now little more than a broken link. For that reason I expect no one will mind if I re-post "Cream of Fool Ivan:…read more →
Translated Poem: A Selection from Pushkin’s “Autumn”

Translated Poem: A Selection from Pushkin’s “Autumn”

Okay, so, whatever our differences may be, Alexander Pushkin and I have at least this one thing in common: our favorite season is fall. That is, осень, or osen', in Russian. Let Tyutchev have his spring ... what's not to love about the leaves turning gold, red, and orange --…read more →
A Simple Thought on Finding Life in Stillness

A Simple Thought on Finding Life in Stillness

Something I really love about the Russian language is that states of silence and color can be verbs. For instance, if something is white, you could express it as a static description -- it is white -- or, more poetically, as an action: it whites. It's the same with silence. Someone can be silent,…read more →