Alexander Shaumyan

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Alexander Shaumyan was born in Moscow, Russia, in 1962 and immigrated to the United States in 1975 at the age of 13. He started out as a painter but turned to poetry as a more effective medium for expressing his message. His work appeared in many small presses and online journals. He's also done translations of Russian, German, French, Spanish, and ...

Alexander Shaumyan Poems

1.
What Is A Poet?

What is a poet but a drunken fool-
a pitiful being that staggers through
local taverns, pathetic and mad,
muttering gibberish to the masses,
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2.
How Do I Love Thee?

I love you more than all the bull
That you'd been telling me,
I love you more than all those guys
That you had shagged for free,
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3.
The Times They Are A-Changin'

(for Bob Dylan)

Come gather 'round hippies
Wherever you roam
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4.
To The Masters Of Pretentious Verse

Write what you will,
But your lines do not impress -
Your metaphors, hyperboles
And anaphoras do not contribute
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5.
Pretty Girls Don'T Take Hallucinogenic Substances, They Are

Pretty girls don't take hallucinogenic substances, they are,
Pretty girls are like ether clouds inflating and deflating male egos,
Sometimes they give you a real cocaine high,
Making you feel like a millionaire executive of General Motors,
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Alexander Shaumyan Comments

Duff Morton 18 June 2018

God bless the freaks and more!

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Kathy Anderson 23 August 2005

Alex, no matter who or how much people rate your poetry, I think/believe you're writing deserves all 10's or better. :)

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