Osip Mandelstam Quote

The age is rocking the wave
with human grief
to a golden beat, and an adder
is breathing in time with it in the grass.


'The Age' (1923) (translated by C. M. Bowra)

Picture Quote 1

The age is rocking the wave with human grief to a golden beat, and an adder is breathing in time with it in the grass.

Picture Quote 2

The age is rocking the wave with human grief to a golden beat, and an adder is breathing in time with it in the grass.

Picture Quote 3

The age is rocking the wave with human grief to a golden beat, and an adder is breathing in time with it in the grass.

Picture Quote 4

The age is rocking the wave with human grief to a golden beat, and an adder is breathing in time with it in the grass.