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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 - 9,919 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 - 47,261 Points Bri Edwards (11/10/2014 2:27:00 PM)

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

  • Gold Star - 71,301 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. (marriage) Equality..... [see The Tit.. , Bri Edwards
  4. 4. A Woman Says 'Talk Dirty To Me'...(Humor.. , elysabeth faslund
  5. 5. A Light Before Dying (Dark Humor) , John F. McCullagh
  6. 6. Fashion Focus Artist (With A Sense Of Hu.. , s./j. goldner
  7. 7. Gruesome Crime Scene Humor , Chuck Audette
  8. 8. ~ She's '' Eye Candy '' - Adult Humor - , Thad Wilk
  9. 9. Mah-Ve-Lous Cat...(Humor) * , elysabeth faslund
  10. 10. /// Humor ***** Panty No More , Rommel Mark Dominguez Marchan
  11. 11. Get Up, But Don’t Bother Me...... [humo.. , Bri Edwards
  12. 12. A Father's Toast At His Gay Son's Weddin.. , Bri Edwards
  13. 13. Oh! Doctor …. ["Time Is Money".. , Bri Edwards
  14. 14. No-See-‘em .. [camping; Humor; Short; A.. , Bri Edwards
  15. 15. Ain'T Love Great When He Has Bad Dreams?.. , elysabeth faslund
  16. 16. Ah! The Country Life...A Study In Patien.. , elysabeth faslund
  17. 17. Shy Bri ….[ The ‘other' Me; Fantasy; Shy.. , Bri Edwards
  18. 18. I Hate People...... [humor? (I Hope So):.. , Bri Edwards
  19. 19. /// Humor ***** Flying Kite , Rommel Mark Dominguez Marchan
  20. 20. /// Humor ***** Cool Politician , Rommel Mark Dominguez Marchan
  21. 21. A Sweet Thang Needs Sugar...(Humor) , elysabeth faslund
  22. 22. /// Humor ***** Temperature , Rommel Mark Dominguez Marchan
  23. 23. /// Humor ***** Airplane Phlegm Tragedy , Rommel Mark Dominguez Marchan
  24. 24. A Slow Poemhunter! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ..... , elysabeth faslund
  25. 25. Sense Of Humor , Sadiqullah Khan
  26. 26. A Bloody Riot............ [football/Socc.. , Bri Edwards
  27. 27. Being A Snail ....... [snails; From Th.. , Bri Edwards
  28. 28. Alien's Oyster-Feast........ [fantasy; .. , Bri Edwards
  29. 29. Accidental Hacking ........ [humor; Co.. , Bri Edwards
  30. 30. Cassie ....... [my Wife's Concern For M.. , Bri Edwards
  31. 31. A Lonely Cloud.....[nature Observation; .. , Bri Edwards
  32. 32. An Apple A Day....... [apples; Health; S.. , Bri Edwards
  33. 33. [humor] Speak To Me, Moon..... [speaking.. , Bri Edwards
  34. 34. /// Humor ***** Marco Polo , Rommel Mark Dominguez Marchan
  35. 35. /// Humor ***** Lovers Moon In A Prohibi.. , Rommel Mark Dominguez Marchan
  36. 36. Is It A Trait Of Men? ? .. [men Upsettin.. , Bri Edwards
  37. 37. Spider Prey/Spider's Prey/Spiders' Prey .. , Bri Edwards
  38. 38. Dumb Blondes...I'M One! ! ...(Humor) , elysabeth faslund
  39. 39. Bri's Family History..... In Brief........ , Bri Edwards
  40. 40. /// Humor ***** Boring Speaker , Rommel Mark Dominguez Marchan
  41. 41. Spider, Spinning, Smiling...... [spider.. , Bri Edwards
  42. 42. Too Nice? ……. [my Life, Being Nice; Fa.. , Bri Edwards
  43. 43. Living With Me Is Like Living In A Zoo! .. , Bri Edwards
  44. 44. I Win Her Heart Back .... By Force And .. , Bri Edwards
  45. 45. Ah! The Country Life...Bellvue...(Humor) , elysabeth faslund
  46. 46. /// Humor ***** Sole Facial , Rommel Mark Dominguez Marchan
  47. 47. /// Humor ***** Journalist , Rommel Mark Dominguez Marchan
  48. 48. /// Humor ***** Book Lover , Rommel Mark Dominguez Marchan
  49. 49. /// Humor ***** Philosophy Grads , Rommel Mark Dominguez Marchan
  50. 50. /// Humor ***** Art Of War , Rommel Mark Dominguez Marchan
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