Osip Mandelstam Quote

We live, but we do not feel the land beneath us,
Ten steps away and our words cannot be heard.


"Stalin Epigram" (November 1933) (Russian: Мы живем, под собою не чуя страны...; English: "We live, not sensing our own country beneath us") trans. A. S. Kline.

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We live, but we do not feel the land beneath us, Ten steps away and our words cannot be heard.

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We live, but we do not feel the land beneath us, Ten steps away and our words cannot be heard.

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We live, but we do not feel the land beneath us, Ten steps away and our words cannot be heard.

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We live, but we do not feel the land beneath us, Ten steps away and our words cannot be heard.