This recording of the poem read by Lora Paperno may be played with RealPlayer in a separate window, or, if you have a RealAudio Plug-In, by using the controls below. A compact disc version is published by Lexicon Bridge Publishers.
Annotated Russian text of the poem:
  Some of the history behind the poem:
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