Yevgeny Yevtushenko

Rookie (18 July 1933 / Zima Junction, Siberia)

Yevgeny Yevtushenko Poems

41. In Jest 8/18/2007
42. I'M An Angel 8/17/2007
43. Idol 8/17/2007
44. I Would Like 8/17/2007
45. I Dreamed I Already 8/17/2007
46. Humor 8/17/2007
47. Here Is What... 8/17/2007
48. Hall In Kharkov 8/17/2007
49. Glasha, Bride Of The Sea 8/17/2007
50. Girl Beatnik 8/17/2007
51. Fury 8/17/2007
52. Flowers For Grandmother 8/17/2007
53. Final Faith 8/17/2007
54. Fears 8/17/2007
55. Envy 8/17/2007
56. Eight Year Old Poet 8/17/2007
57. Dwarf Birches 8/17/2007
58. Don'T Disappear 8/17/2007
59. Disbelief In Yourself Is Indispensable 8/17/2007
60. Conversation With An American Writer 8/17/2007
61. Colours 8/17/2007
62. Career 8/17/2007
63. Breaking Up 8/17/2007
64. Boots 8/17/2007
65. Black Bandillera 8/17/2007
66. Birthday 8/17/2007
67. Being Late 8/17/2007
68. Ballad About False Beacons 8/17/2007
69. Ballad About Drinking 8/17/2007
70. Babii Yar 8/17/2007
71. Assignation 8/17/2007
72. Antedeluvian 8/17/2007
73. Alder Catkin 8/15/2007
74. Again, A Meeting 8/15/2007
75. A Meeting In Copenhagen 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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