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紙夢 Paper dreams

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Drawn from Hong Kong International Poetry Nights 2011, Paper Dreams is a chapbook of poetry by Arkadii Dragomoshchenko, accompanied by English and Chinese translations. Paper Dreams is also available along with the works of other internationally renowned poets in Words and the World (Twenty-volume Set). Selected poems from this volume are featured in the anthology Words an ...more
Paperback, 49 pages
Published 2011 by Chinese University Press
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Elegy on Rising Dust

Meanwhile, wrapped in the depths of lethargy,
An innocent root drinks the winter's coals
Just as seraphim devour the torn-out tongue
clapping their glassy wings
And how compelling is the blooming - not of clouds -
Of murky systems for calculating time
Spring's scales are shadowless like the brain's axe-head
And blood is revealed in concealed transformations
As if it were a substance rising to the zenith

Then falling back to the nadir of pure speech
That leads off endlessly to dream of
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Arkadii Trofimovich Dragomoshchenko was a Russian poet, writer, translator, and lecturer. He is considered the foremost representative of language poetry in contemporary Russian literature.

Dragomoshchenko fused elements of poetry, essay, philosophy, journalism and fictional prose. He "explores the way our perceived and conceptual worlds are constructed through language. Self-consciousness, manneri
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