Thursday, July 1, 2010

the demon of speed

Distance has collapsed and time shattered,
the demon of speed has put its feet on the peaks
of the highest mountains and diverted the brooks,
poisoned seeds fell on the earth,
poisoned fluid flew in the branches.
The powerful tribe of humans has died out,
all knew that the end was imminent.

Anna Akhmatova, 1960


  1. I've been seeing her a lot lately. Was it her birthday?

    She is a powerful figure. Such beauty, such pain. Such amazing insight in writing.

  2. Just got carried away by the demon of speed, Ruth