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A person sets out to write a poem for a variety of reasons: to win the heart of his beloved; to express his attitude toward the reality surrounding him, be it a landscape or a state; to capture his state of mind at a given instant; to leave - as he thinks at that moment - a trace on the earth.

Joseph Brodsky

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Author Profession: Poet
Nationality: American
Born: May 24, 1940
Died: January 28, 1996

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