Yevgeny Yevtushenko

Rookie (18 July 1933 / Zima Junction, Siberia)

Yevgeny Yevtushenko Poems

1. A Meeting In Copenhagen 8/18/2007
2. Again, A Meeting 8/15/2007
3. Alder Catkin 8/15/2007
4. Antedeluvian 8/17/2007
5. Assignation 8/17/2007
6. Babii Yar 8/17/2007
7. Ballad About Drinking 8/17/2007
8. Ballad About False Beacons 8/17/2007
9. Being Late 8/17/2007
10. Birthday 8/17/2007
11. Black Bandillera 8/17/2007
12. Boots 8/17/2007
13. Breaking Up 8/17/2007
14. Career 8/17/2007
15. Colours 8/17/2007
16. Conversation With An American Writer 8/17/2007
17. Disbelief In Yourself Is Indispensable 8/17/2007
18. Don'T Disappear 8/17/2007
19. Dwarf Birches 8/17/2007
20. Eight Year Old Poet 8/17/2007
21. Envy 8/17/2007
22. Fears 8/17/2007
23. Final Faith 8/17/2007
24. Flowers For Grandmother 8/17/2007
25. Fury 8/17/2007
26. Girl Beatnik 8/17/2007
27. Glasha, Bride Of The Sea 8/17/2007
28. Hall In Kharkov 8/17/2007
29. Here Is What... 8/17/2007
30. Humor 8/17/2007
31. I Dreamed I Already 8/17/2007
32. I Would Like 8/17/2007
33. Idol 8/17/2007
34. I'M An Angel 8/17/2007
35. In Jest 8/18/2007
36. In The Wax Museum At Hamburg 8/18/2007
37. Irony 8/18/2007
38. Irpen 8/18/2007
39. Let's Not... 8/18/2007
40. Lies 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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Assignation

No, No! Believe me!
I’ve come to the wrong place!
I’ve made a god-awful mistake! Even the glass
in my hand’s an accident,
and so’s the gauze glance
of the woman who runs the joint.
'Let’s dance, huh?
You’re pale...
Didn’t get enough sleep? '

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