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  • Writer's pictureMichael Laxer

Daily LIFT #429

Updated: Apr 8


Vladimir Mayakovsky Monument, Moscow USSR c. 1968 -- Daily LIFT #429


On snow-covered lands

                     and on stubbly fields,

in smoky plants

              and on factory sites,

with you in our hearts,

                     Comrade Lenin,

                                    we build,

we think,

          we breathe,

                  we live,

                          and we fight!”

Awhirl with events,

                  packed with jobs one too many,

the day slowly sinks

                    as the night shadows fall.

There are two in the room:

                          I

                          and Lenin -

a photograph

            on the whiteness of wall.

- from Conversation with Comrade Lenin, 1929

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