Biography of Velimir Khlebnikov
Originally named Viktor Vladimirovich Khlebnikov, born on Oct. 28, 1885, in the Kalmyk Autonomous Republic in Russia. Khlebnikov grew up to be well-educated in the disciplines of science, nature, folklore, mythology, mathematics, literature, art, history, and languages.
A poet who became known as the founder of Russian Futurism and whose esoteric verses exerted a significant influence on Soviet poetry after his death. Khlebnikov is becoming recognized as one of the major Russian poets of the twentieth century, having for years been dismissed as a purveyor of unintelligible verbal trickery.
Velimir Khlebnikov died June 28, 1922.
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- Invocation Of Laughter
- When Horses Die
- Wind Is Song
- Bo-beh-o-bi Sang The Lips
- Today I Will Go Once Again
- On This Day Of Sky-Blue Bears
- Midnight Estate
- Where The Waxwings Used To Dwell
- Rus' You Are But A Kiss In The Frost
Midnight estate, Genghis Khanerate!
Rustle, blue birches.
Bright sunset, Zarathustrate!
And you, blue sky, Mozartate!
You twilight-cloud, be Goya!
And you at night, cloud, rainate!
A whirlwind of smiles just flew by,
Laughing with claws of shrieking,
Then I saw the hangman