Yevgeny Yevtushenko

Rookie (18 July 1933 / Zima Junction, Siberia)

Yevgeny Yevtushenko Poems

1. Humor 8/17/2007
2. Colours 8/17/2007
3. Breaking Up 8/17/2007
4. People 8/18/2007
5. Career 8/17/2007
6. Irony 8/18/2007
7. Don'T Disappear 8/17/2007
8. Lies 8/18/2007
9. Alder Catkin 8/15/2007
10. Conversation With An American Writer 8/17/2007
11. Being Late 8/17/2007
12. I Would Like 8/17/2007
13. Dwarf Birches 8/17/2007
14. Boots 8/17/2007
15. Ballad About Drinking 8/17/2007
16. Envy 8/17/2007
17. Birthday 8/17/2007
18. Babii Yar 8/17/2007
19. The Heirs Of Stalin 8/17/2007
20. The Torments Of Conscience 8/18/2007
21. Picture Of Childhood 8/18/2007
22. A Meeting In Copenhagen 8/18/2007
23. Ballad About False Beacons 8/17/2007
24. The Companion 8/17/2007
25. Final Faith 8/17/2007
26. The Hut 8/17/2007
27. Here Is What... 8/17/2007
28. Fury 8/17/2007
29. Fears 8/17/2007
30. I'M An Angel 8/17/2007
31. Waiting 8/18/2007
32. Glasha, Bride Of The Sea 8/17/2007
33. You Are Great In Love 8/18/2007
34. Flowers For Grandmother 8/17/2007
35. The Mail Cutter 8/18/2007
36. Unrequited Love 8/18/2007
37. Hall In Kharkov 8/17/2007
38. Girl Beatnik 8/17/2007
39. The Depth 8/17/2007
40. Wounds 8/18/2007
Best Poem of Yevgeny Yevtushenko

Humor

Tsars, Kings, Emperors,
sovereigns of all the earth,
have commanded many a parade,
but they could not command humor.
When Aesop, the tramp, came visiting
the palaces of eminent personages
ensconced in sleek comfort all day,
they struck him as paupers.
In houses, where hypocrites have
left the smear of their puny feet,
there Hodja-Nasr-ed-Din, with his jests,
swept clean all meanness
like a board of chessmen!
They tried to commission humor-
but humor is not to be bought!
They tried to murder humor,
but humor thumbed his nose at them! ...

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Babii Yar

No monument stands over Babii Yar.
A dropp sheer as a crude gravestone.
I am afraid.
Today I am as old in years
as all the Jewish people.
Now I seem to be
a Jew.
Here I plod through ancient Egypt.
Here I perish crucified, on the cross,

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