A Star in My Eyes

star of the nativity brodsky

From the NY Times a few years ago and on my fridge behind a magnet ever since.

Brodsky is or was – as a poet – so big, I hesitate to offer any commentary. That’s big (and maybe not dead long enough).

In the glare of the Father’s stare,

Merry Christmas, friends–

Blessings, joy and rock and roll–

Margaret (Kilroy) was here 😉


Iosif Aleksandrovich Brodsky[2] (Russian: Ио́сиф Алекса́ндрович Бро́дский, IPA: [ɪˈosʲɪf ˈbrot͡skʲɪj] ( listen); 24 May 1940 – 28 January 1996) was a Russian poet and essayist.

Born in Leningrad in 1940, Brodsky ran afoul of Soviet authorities and was expelled from the Soviet Union in 1972, settling in America with the help of W. H. Auden and other supporters. He taught thereafter at universities including those at Yale, Cambridge and Michigan.

Brodsky was awarded the 1987 Nobel Prize in Literature “for an all-embracing authorship, imbued with clarity of thought and poetic intensity”.[3] He was appointed United States Poet Laureate in 1991

About Margaret Jean Langstaff

A lifelong critical reader with literary tastes, a novelist, short story writer, essayist, book critic, and professional book editor for many years. A consultant to publishers and authors, providing manuscript critiques and a full range of editorial services. A friend and supporter of all other readers and writers. A collector of signed modern first editions. Animal lover and tree hugger. Follow me on Twitter @LangstaffEditor
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2 Responses to A Star in My Eyes

  1. LClark says:

    Sweet (baby Jesus).


  2. Sweet, sweet, yes, and what He thought, and thinks, I believe, of all of us


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