The Cross of Snow
In the long, sleepless watches of the night,
A gentle face--the face of one long dead--
Looks at me from the wall, where round its head
The night-lamp casts a halo of pale light.
Here in this room she died; and soul more white
Never through martyrdom of fire was led
To its repose; nor can in books be read
The legend of a life more benedight
There is a mountain in the distant West
That, sun-defying, in its deep ravines,
Displays a cross of snow upon its side
Such is the cross I wear upon my breast
These eighteen years, through all the changing scenes
And seasons, changeless since the day she died.
--Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882)
Gleb Bogomolev, "The Target"
Gleb Bogomolov, "Dame of spades"
Vladimir Bugrin, "David and Goliath"
Arthur Fonvizin "In the Circus"
Arthur Fonvizin "Still Life"
Ilya Kabakov "The shower"
Rudolf Khatchatrian, "Pregnant Woman"
Lev Kropivnitzky, "Untitled"
Nata Konysheva "Hussars and masks"
Nata Konysheva, "self-portrait"
Vladimir Liagachev, "Untitled"
Ernst Neizvestny, "Head"
Guper Puper "The Aviator"
Guper Puper "Barabanchiki"
Guper Puper "Murder"
Guper Puper " Industrial Town"
Guper Puper "Painter of Animals"
Oscar Rabin "In memory of Lili Brochetain
Adam Samogit, Insurection at Treblinka
Vassili Sitnikov "The armless Goddess"
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