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"... brevity is the soul of wit ..."
- William Shakespeare


Anatoly Kudryavitsky lives in Dublin, Ireland, and in Reggio di Calabria, Italy. Between 2006 and 2009 he worked as a creative writing tutor for the Irish Writers' Centre. His latest poetry collection is "The Two-Headed Man and the Paper Life" (MadHat Press, USA, 2019). His latest novel, "The Flying Dutchman", has been published by Glagoslav Publications, England, in 2018. He is the editor of SurVision poetry magazine.

Anatoly Kudryavitsky

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The secret of a sacred face.
The chin, chiselled and chilled.
The lips of the century,
trying to say something
to the next one.
Papa nose and mama knows.
The ears, born blind,
accommodating the unseeable world.
The eyes, wearing globe-trotting sandals.
At the top, the seed,
its two halves.