Russian poet Gennady Aygi was born in Shaymurzino, in the Chuvash Autonomous Republic in 1934. He wrote a number of poetry collections, several of which have been translated by editor and translator, Peter France, into English: Time of Gratitude (New Directions Publishing, 2017), Field Russia (New Directions Publishing, 2007), and Child-and-Rose (New Directions Publishing, 2003). He died in 2006.
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My Daughter's First Week
the quietness where the child is--seems uneven within limits--of fragile lightshadows: emptiness!--for the world Grows in her--to Listen to Itself in its Fullness
22 January 1983