Yevgeny Yevtushenko

Zima Junction, Siberia
Yevgeny Yevtushenko
Zima Junction, Siberia
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Irony

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The twentieth century has often fooled us.
We've been squeezed in by falsehood as by taxes.
The breath of life has denuded our ideas
as quickly as it strips a dandelion.

As boys fall back on biting sarcasm,
so we rely for safe defense
on an irony not too suppressed,
not too naked either.
It has served as a wall or dam
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