Elena V. Moonray

Rookie (April 24,1880 (I wish) / Moscow)

Give Me Your Paw, So I Would Have Good Luck! ('To Kachalov’s* Dog' - Free Style Translation From S. Esenin) - Poem by Elena V. Moonray

Hey, give me your paw, so I would have good luck!
I have not seen a paw like that for ages
Lets sit together quietly and bark,
Bark at the moon at stillness of the night

Hey, give me your paw, so I would have good luck!
Come on you silly, don’t lick my fingers
You don’t know what my life is like
And if it is worth a dime; and I don’t know either

Your owner is so famous and cool
His friendly home is always full of guests
And every one of them is smiling like a fool
And tries to pet you by your plushy fur

You are a devilishly handsome dog
You are so pleasantly naïve and fun
Without asking anyone a thing
As if you’re drunk, you’re kissing everyone

My dear dog, among your fancy guests
All kinds of different people you can find
And what about her, who got so quiet recently and sad,
Has she by any chance stopped by?

She will, my dog, I promise you she will
Please in my absence look into her eyes
And kiss her hand with tenderness I feel
And ask her to forgive me for the things I’ve done...
And things I have not done

1925 (transl. Nov 11,05)
*A Famous Actor


Comments about Give Me Your Paw, So I Would Have Good Luck! ('To Kachalov’s* Dog' - Free Style Translation From S. Esenin) by Elena V. Moonray

  • (11/13/2005 3:56:00 AM)

    good post. (plus 10) (Report)Reply

    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • (11/11/2005 8:35:00 PM)

    Lovely, indeed! it goes with a real swing. Congratulations. (Report)Reply

    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • (11/11/2005 7:33:00 PM)

    lovely. Thank you for the education 10 for clarity. Smiling Tai (Report)Reply

    0 person liked.
    1 person did not like.
Read all 3 comments »



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?



Poem Submitted: Friday, November 11, 2005

Poem Edited: Monday, June 25, 2007


Famous Poems

  1. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  5. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  6. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  7. Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  8. Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep
    Mary Elizabeth Frye
  9. I Do Not Love You Except Because I Love You
    Pablo Neruda
  10. Television
    Roald Dahl
[Report Error]