Saluting my singular friend Rie on her birthday:

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Rie with her granddaughter, Zoe, on Hydra.

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Rie, Zoe and I. Walking the back road evermore.

 

TASHKENT PAGES – Anna Akhmatova

I was with you in the mysterious gloom,

Walking as if in no-man’s-land,

But suddenly the crescent moon

Skimmed like a diamond boat over the meeting-separation …

 

And if that night should return to you

In the course of your hidden fate,

Know that someone dreamt

About this sacred moment.