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September 30, 2017
10:40 AM
Expertise...

This is my translation of an excerpt from «Моцарт и Сальери» by Александр Пушкин [Alexandr Pushkin].


To Jovana Andjelkovic

                                             Expertise
Placed I as pedestal before all artwork:
Became an artisan: to fingers gave
Their fluency, obedient and arid,
And faithfullness to ear. I killed all sound,
Music I sundered like a corpse. I next checked
With algebra all harmony. And then
I finally dared, with science much seducèd
Surrender to the artist's blissful dream.