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Quote LeftMy wholehearted thanks to Caryle Ramsdale, Elaine George, Carol Brown, John Heck, Karen O'leary, Sharon Weimer, Vince Suzadail, Jr, Peggy Bertrand and others who took their precious time to read my poem "Rocking the Chair." I am overly elated by your encouragements and support. Thank you, Thank you. May God bless you all.Quote Right

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Iosif Aleksandrovich Brodsky was a Soviet-Russian-American poet and essayist. He was expelled from the Soviet Union in 1972 for alleged "social parasitism" and settled in America with the help of W. H. Auden and other supporters. He taught thereafter at universities including those at Yale, Cambridge and Michigan. Brodsky was awarded the 1987 Nobel Prize in Literature "for an all-embracing authorship, imbued with clarity of thought and poetic intensity". He was appointed American Poet Laureate in 1991.. Russian poet and essayist

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Quote Left No matter under what circumstances you leave it, home does not cease to be home. No matter how you lived there-well or poorly. Quote Right
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Quote Left It would be enough for me to have the system of a jury of twelve versus the system of one judge as a basis for preferring the U.S. to the Soviet Union. I would prefer the country you can leave to the country you cannot. Quote Right
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Quote Left What should I say about life? That it's long and abhors transparence. Quote Right
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Quote Left For aesthetics is the mother of ethics. Were we to choose our leaders on the basis of their reading experience and not their political programs, there would be much less grief on earth. I believe-not empirically, alas, but only theoretically-that for someone who has read a lot of Dickens to shoot his like in the name of an idea is harder than for someone who has read no Dickens. Quote Right
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Quote Left Life-the way it really is-is a battle not between Bad and Good but between Bad and Worse. Quote Right
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