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


Anatoly Kudryavitsky has published four collections, the latest being Horizon (Red Moon Press, 2016). His poems have also appeared in Oxford Poetry, The Literary Review, Poetry Ireland Review, The Prague Revue, Hayden's Ferry Review, The Plume, etc. His latest novel entitled DisUNITY has been brought out by Glagoslav Publications in 2013. He lives in Dublin, Ireland, where he is the editor of Shamrock Haiku Journal.

Anatoly Kudryavitsky

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Chamber Music

Maturity comes with a punnet
of golden plums.
It says, refrain from eating the fruit.

Inside my room
there's another, an invisible one.

As the day sheds its colours,
the plums too become indiscernible.

And I am beginning to resemble
an old plum tree;
its leaves rustle as I breathe.