Osip Mandelstam

A Flame In My Blood – Osip Mandelstam

A Flame In My Blood – Osip Mandelstam

A flame is in my blood burning dry life, to the bone. I do not sing of stone, now, I sing of wood. It is light and coarse: made of a single spar, the oak’s deep heart, and the fisherman’s oar. Drive them deep, the piles: hammer them in tight, around wooden Paradise, where everything is light. ~ A Fl... »