This poem is taken from Stand 237, 21(1) April - June 2023.

Sophia Parnok Five Poems, trans. by Alex Chernova, Anna Ivaskevica and Alex Wong
Five Poems after Sophia Parnok


To turn red over a poem’s dedication,
Demand I return your letters! Such a gift
Is sovereign, sacrosanct. It lies beyond
The reach of clutching, irreligious hands!
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