PBC0249: love of homeland

PBC 249 conveys a pro-revolution peasant poet’s visceral, if sometimes complex, love for village Russia. Village Russia is often fragrant, full of sound and passion, unruly (W190), and at times threatening with disguised violence. Often connected to the large ideas of “golden Rus’” or “rodina,” and sometimes just with the name of a local place, it can be depicted as a feeling “shining in my heart” (W182), a place that embodies “my soul” as a “field of rye” (W541).


“  I crumple the map in my hands…  ”

–  Bogorodskii