Boris Pasternak (1890-1960), the poet and author of Doctor Zhivago, was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1958.


Spring Rainstorm

It chuckles to a birdcherry and drenches the lacquered carriages, the shivering trees. Fiddlers wade through the moon’s wake to the theater. Line up, Citizens! Puddles on cobblestones. Deep roses, like throats welling with tears, are sprayed with glistening diamonds. Whips of …