Vladimir Vladimirovich Mayakovsky

(1893-1930 / Russia)

And Could You? - Poem by Vladimir Vladimirovich Mayakovsky

I suddenly smeared the weekday map
splashing paint from a glass;
On a plate of aspic
I revealed
the ocean's slanted cheek.
On the scales of a tin fish
I read the summons of new lips.
And you
could you perform
a nocturne on a drainpipe flute?


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Poem Submitted: Thursday, September 2, 2010



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