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Humor - Poem by Yevgeny Yevtushenko

Tsars, Kings, Emperors,
sovereigns of all the earth,
have commanded many a parade,
but they could not command humor.
When Aesop, the tramp, came visiting
the palaces of eminent personages
ensconced in sleek comfort all day,
they struck him as paupers.
In houses, where hypocrites have
left the smear of their puny feet,
there Hodja-Nasr-ed-Din, with his jests,
swept clean all meanness
like a board of chessmen!
They tried to commission humor-
but humor is not to be bought!
They tried to murder humor,
but humor thumbed his nose at them!
It’s hard to fight humor.
They executed him time and again.
His hacked-off head
was stuck on the point of a pike.
But as soon as the mummer’s pipes
began their quipping tale,
humor defiantly cried:
'I’m back, I’m here! ',
and started to foot a dance.
in an overcoat, shabby and short,
with eyes cast down and a mask of repentance,
he, a political criminal,
now under arrest, walked to his execution.
He appeared to submit in every way,
accepting the life-beyond,
but of a sudden he wriggled out of his coat,
and, waving his hand, did a bolt.
Humor was shoved into cells,
but much good that did.
Humor went straight through
prison bars and walls of stone.
Coughing from the lungs
like any man in the ranks,
he marched singing a popular ditty,
rifle in hand upon the Winter Palace.
He’s accustomed to frowning looks,
but they do him no harm;
and humor at times with humor
glances at himself.
He’s everpresent. Nimble and quick,
he’ll slip through anything, through everyone.
So- glory be to humor.
He- is a valiant man.


Translated by George Reavey


Comments about Humor by Yevgeny Yevtushenko

  • Gold Star - 11,851 Points Kevin Patrick (2/15/2016 9:59:00 PM)

    Living in the Soviet era humor would have been an endangered species, but I guess it triumphed. This is one of those poems you never forget. (Report) Reply

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  • Gold Star - 59,952 Points Bri Edwards (11/10/2014 2:27:00 PM)

    great thoughts. thanks for sharing. :) bri (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 73,451 Points Gangadharan Nair Pulingat (5/25/2014 4:01:00 AM)

    Humor has such a beautiful part in life and poem good. (Report) Reply

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Poems About Humor

  1. 1. Humor , Yevgeny Yevtushenko
  2. 2. A Sense Of Humor , Vachel Lindsay
  3. 3. Fore! ..... [golf; Sporting Accidents; .. , Bri Edwards
  4. 4. A Father's Toast At His Gay Son's Weddin.. , Bri Edwards
  5. 5. A Light Before Dying (Dark Humor) , John F. McCullagh
  6. 6. (marriage) Equality..... [see The Tit.. , Bri Edwards
  7. 7. Get Up, But Don’t Bother Me...... [humo.. , Bri Edwards
  8. 8. Ode To A Commode...Or....A Poem About To.. , Bri Edwards
  9. 9. Mary's Pet....[humor; Human Nature; Pets.. , Bri Edwards
  10. 10. Gruesome Crime Scene Humor , Chuck Audette
  11. 11. No-See-‘em .. [camping; Humor; Short; A.. , Bri Edwards
  12. 12. She Used Tight Security ... [chastity; .. , Bri Edwards
  13. 13. A Woman Says 'Talk Dirty To Me'...(Humor.. , elysabeth faslund
  14. 14. Mcdonalds And Me...[very Short; Junk Foo.. , Bri Edwards
  15. 15. Bringing Back Memories Of... .....[hu.. , Bri Edwards
  16. 16. Dumb Blondes...I'M One! ! ...(Humor) , elysabeth faslund
  17. 17. Four Very Short Nature Poems....[pigeons.. , Bri Edwards
  18. 18. 30 Minute Allotment ... [very Short; Pe.. , Bri Edwards
  19. 19. Crushed Cookies...... [humor; Short; Re.. , Bri Edwards
  20. 20. [humor]..... Not Sharing My Food With Th.. , Bri Edwards
  21. 21. Too Nice? ……. [my Life, Being Nice; Fa.. , Bri Edwards
  22. 22. Being A Snail ....... [snails; From Th.. , Bri Edwards
  23. 23. Keep Me From Backsliding (With Fingers) .. , Bri Edwards
  24. 24. Zebra's Striped Ensemble........[humor; .. , Bri Edwards
  25. 25. Invertebrates ..... ['Bugs'; Very Short.. , Bri Edwards
  26. 26. God's Sense Of Humor , Bill Grace
  27. 27. Alien's Oyster-Feast........ [fantasy; .. , Bri Edwards
  28. 28. Governor Brown’s 20% ….. [drought/Wate.. , Bri Edwards
  29. 29. Accidental Hacking ........ [humor; Co.. , Bri Edwards
  30. 30. Holes I'Ve Known ....... [holes, Of Cou.. , Bri Edwards
  31. 31. Only Two People In The World? ............ , Bri Edwards
  32. 32. Spider, Spinning, Smiling...... [spider.. , Bri Edwards
  33. 33. Happy Birthday To Bri! A Fantastic Step-.. , Bri Edwards
  34. 34. Bloodmobile Blunder …… [blood: Donatin.. , Bri Edwards
  35. 35. Big Fat Cat Without A Hat .....[humor; C.. , Bri Edwards
  36. 36. Holiday Diets -- Not! ! ! .........[over.. , Bri Edwards
  37. 37. Shoe Relief....... [shoe Misery; Humor; .. , Bri Edwards
  38. 38. Art Of Humor , Maria Sudibyo
  39. 39. Humor , RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  40. 40. 'Dust Sheep' ....... [humor; Houseclean.. , Bri Edwards
  41. 41. Journey Of Humor , RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  42. 42. She Left Me....... [breaking Up; Very Sh.. , Bri Edwards
  43. 43. God's Humor , Fred Babbin
  44. 44. Speedo Hole..... [wardrobe Malfunction!.. , Bri Edwards
  45. 45. Black On White; Oops! .... [wedding; Hu.. , Bri Edwards
  46. 46. Five Quotations / Sayings, Set To Poetry.. , Bri Edwards
  47. 47. Stepping Out Of The Box....... [food F.. , Bri Edwards
  48. 48. Eugene On The Slopes...... [skiing; Hu.. , Bri Edwards
  49. 49. Consider Yourself Lucky …. [things Cou.. , Bri Edwards
  50. 50. Just One Wife? No Way! .... [humor; Ve.. , Bri Edwards
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