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First Line: Red granite and black diorite, with the blue
Last Line: The eternal lightning of lenin's bones.
Alternate Author Name(s): Macdiarmid, Hugh
Subject(s): Graves; Lenin, Vladimir Ilyich (1870-1924); Russia; Tombs; Tombstones; Soviet Union; Russians


RED granite and black diorite, with the blue
Of the labradorite crystals gleaming like precious stones
In the light reflected from the snow: and behind them
The eternal lightning of Lenin's bones.




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