Lazar Efros, Russian poet (1889-1931). Books include Frame Lines, Night Must Pass, and The Last Moon Burned Down.
The Only Land
This is the only land, the land of mourning,
Gray water and golden sand.
They are the destructive fire, the earth of extinction,
The sun shining like a sapphire, blue,
And they will sear the heart of the transgressors,
Their wings like the fires of the Southern Cross.