Shostakovich

Shostakovich

Twice denunciated:
regularly mailing a card to test the postal service—a reminder to write music for the masses;
measured, the response to just criticism.
Not an opium addict:
no belief in God, and very sorry about it—note the quoting of self.
A tsar falls from heaven hanging o’er the May Day march toward socialism
| steps out of Chaos |.
Metronomic, the tics
to the hammering tocks of clocks interlocking, sickles cycle in the fields of crystal harmony—
fist-pumps of the workers.

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