we live in boundless brotherhood

vintage gay photo, one man sat on the other's lap

Sweet lad, tender lad,

Have no shame, you’re mine for good;

We share a sole insurgent fire,

We live in boundless brotherhood.

I do not fear the gibes of men;

One being split in two we dwell,

The kernel of a double nut

Embedded in a single shell.


Text: Imitation of the Arabic, by Aleksandr Sergeyevich Pushkin, 1835
Translation: Michael Green
Image: Photographer, sitters, unknown; via deak/ipernity




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  1. So many of these posts bring a tear to my eye…

    Posted November 30, 2011 at 5:31 am | Permalink
  2. Thank you Thom. That means a lot coming from someone whose work I admire so much. x

    Posted December 4, 2011 at 10:06 am | Permalink

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