Summer 1965 • Vol. XXVII No. 3 Poetry |

Look at These Moscow Pictures

The Moscow University Preparatory School for Young Nobles. On the Corner of Tver Street (Gorki Street) and Newspaper Alley (Ogarev Street). The Building Has Not Been Preserved. —Photograph caption Look at these Moscow pictures. Their age is far behind us. We wonder of each lithograph how many men then thought Kuznetsky most the center of the world, how many wished the road to Tver would lead across a century to new land, to America today. Women died in childbirth; men froze from cold out East; the horses were maltreated; and the serfs rebelled behind these stately, imitative porticoes; but still the commerce of the world went on upstairs, as bright and blind as the moon in the late mid-morning sky. There were no trusty instruments. Once it had snowed, the oldest man was he who had the whitest hair. The horse-drawn omnibus took every corner slow. We can remember when we, also, were mere boys as wild and timorous as the furtive urchins here, untrained for anything but s

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