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GOING PUBLIC 3.30.12
"The Burned Letter," by Aleksandr Pushkin
Earlier this week, as a distraction, I asked the Twitterverse to challenge me with poets - and I would then find and tweet one of their poems. Several folks joined in the fun and I made some nifty poet discoveries (the beauty of Twitter, my friends!). One of those discoveries was Russian poet extraordinaire, Aleksandr Pushkin.
Now here's the rub: I detest rhyming poetry. It's a flaw in my character, I know...but there you go. And as most of his poetry rhymes quite beautifully, this made choosing one of his a challenge. But this particular poem is more like the poet talking (raving?) to himself...and only one rhyme really slips in noticed. I decided to be the bigger person and go with it.