For November's Poem of the Month, I have chosen the poem A Mother Falls in Love with Eugene Onegin by George Beddow
It is taken from his collection Out of Kilter.




A MOTHER FALLS IN LOVE WITH EUGENE ONEGIN


Her infant solipsist holds a mirror
to try and frame the epicene figure
of his shadow-fencing twin –

left arm hidden behind a shoulder
as revision (should he grow older)
for a grade 3 violin’s

spot-the-difference examination
on Preventive Retaliation
and the fate of poor Onegin

whose soul can find no peace or haven
except when passing through translation…
Onegin by Elena Samokish-Sudkovskaya, 1908