Yevgeny Yevtushenko

Rookie (18 July 1933 / Zima Junction, Siberia)

Breaking Up - Poem by Yevgeny Yevtushenko

I fell out of love: that’s our story’s dull ending,
as flat as life is, as dull as the grave.
Excuse me-I’ll break off the string of this love song
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Comments about Breaking Up by Yevgeny Yevtushenko

  • Susan Williams (2/15/2016 5:02:00 PM)

    You can sure tell when a writer has been there done that.
    - - - -I won’t say 'forgive me' because I have left you;
    I ask pardon for one thing: I loved you before.

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  • (2/15/2016 1:53:00 AM)

    Nicely written and a good translation. (Report)Reply

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  • (9/26/2014 12:33:00 AM)

    this is a great poem. in Russian. but as i began to read...

    i bet the translator was proud. but it is too singsongy.
    russian is a different language from english.
    the singsongy ness takes away from the seriousness of the subjects. it's a distracting ornamentation that
    would not happen were one hearing a russian version, or a more thoughtful and respectful translation.

    which i will endeavor to provide here, soon, just to make a point.

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