Mayakovsky

 

Happy Birthday, Mayakovsky

If / the end of the world / befall— / and chaos / smash our planet / to bits, / and what remains / will be / this / bridge, rearing above the dust of destruction; / then, as huge ancient lizards / are rebuilt / from bones / finer than needles, / to tower in museums, / so, / from this bridge, / a geologist of the centuries / will succeed / in recreating / our contemporary world.

—(extract from) Vladimir Mayakovsky, “Brooklyn Bridge

Source: Brooklyn Poets

 

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