Yevgeny Yevtushenko

Rookie (18 July 1933 / Zima Junction, Siberia)

Yevgeny Yevtushenko Poems

41. Momma 8/18/2007
42. Monologue Of A Broadway Actress 8/18/2007
43. Monologue Of A Polar Fox On An Alaskan Fur Farm 8/18/2007
44. Monologue Of An American Poet 8/18/2007
45. Murder 8/18/2007
46. My Handwriting 8/18/2007
47. My Universities 8/18/2007
48. No, I'Ll No Take Half 8/18/2007
49. On The Question Of Freedom 8/18/2007
50. Once People 8/18/2007
51. Pasternak's Grave 8/18/2007
52. People 8/18/2007
53. Picture Of Childhood 8/18/2007
54. Pitching And Reeling 8/18/2007
55. Poetry Gives Off Smoke 8/18/2007
56. Prologue 8/18/2007
57. Psychotherapy 8/18/2007
58. The Companion 8/17/2007
59. The Depth 8/17/2007
60. The Execution Of Stenka Razin 8/17/2007
61. The Heirs Of Stalin 8/17/2007
62. The Hut 8/17/2007
63. The Inexpressible 8/18/2007
64. The Mail Cutter 8/18/2007
65. The Mrk Of Cain 8/18/2007
66. The Torments Of Conscience 8/18/2007
67. Tomorrow's Wind 8/18/2007
68. Unrequited Love 8/18/2007
69. Verlaine 8/18/2007
70. Vietnam Classic 8/18/2007
71. Waiting 8/18/2007
72. We Should Be Stingier 8/18/2007
73. Weddings 8/18/2007
74. Wounds 8/18/2007
75. You Are Great In Love 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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