Yevgeny Yevtushenko

Rookie (18 July 1933 / Zima Junction, Siberia)

Murder - Poem by Yevgeny Yevtushenko

No one sleeps more beautifully than you.
But I am afraid
that you will waken just now,
and touch me with an indifferent glance, lightly passing,
and commit the murder of beauty.


1984
Translated by Albert C. Todd


Comments about Murder by Yevgeny Yevtushenko

  • Mohammed Asim Nehal (2/15/2016 4:27:00 AM)

    Superb...Sleeping beauty and awaken giant...Nice humour. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, August 18, 2007

Poem Edited: Friday, November 18, 2011


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