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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 - 13,095 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 - 73,332 Points Bri Edwards (11/10/2014 2:27:00 PM)

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

  • Gold Star - 74,163 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. No-See-‘em .. [camping; Humor; Short; A.. , Bri Edwards
  11. 11. Ain'T Love Great When He Has Bad Dreams?.. , elysabeth faslund
  12. 12. Ah! The Country Life...A Study In Patien.. , elysabeth faslund
  13. 13. Hair Between My Toes.............. [very.. , Bri Edwards
  14. 14. A Sweet Thang Needs Sugar...(Humor) , elysabeth faslund
  15. 15. I Hate People...... [humor? (I Hope So):.. , Bri Edwards
  16. 16. A Lonely Cloud.....[nature Observation; .. , Bri Edwards
  17. 17. A Slow Poemhunter! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ..... , elysabeth faslund
  18. 18. Sense Of Humor , Sadiqullah Khan
  19. 19. Shy Bri ….[ The ‘other' Me; Fantasy; Shy.. , Bri Edwards
  20. 20. A Father's Toast At His Gay Son's Weddin.. , Bri Edwards
  21. 21. Being A Snail ....... [snails; From Th.. , Bri Edwards
  22. 22. Fore! ..... [golf; Sporting Accidents; .. , Bri Edwards
  23. 23. A Bloody Riot............ [football/Socc.. , Bri Edwards
  24. 24. Alien's Oyster-Feast........ [fantasy; .. , Bri Edwards
  25. 25. Accidental Hacking ........ [humor; Co.. , Bri Edwards
  26. 26. Cassie ....... [my Wife's Concern For M.. , Bri Edwards
  27. 27. Consider Yourself Lucky …. [things Cou.. , Bri Edwards
  28. 28. An Apple A Day....... [apples; Health; S.. , Bri Edwards
  29. 29. [humor] Speak To Me, Moon..... [speaking.. , Bri Edwards
  30. 30. Mary's Pet....[humor; Human Nature; Pets.. , Bri Edwards
  31. 31. Spider Prey/Spider's Prey/Spiders' Prey .. , Bri Edwards
  32. 32. Dumb Blondes...I'M One! ! ...(Humor) , elysabeth faslund
  33. 33. /// Humor ***** Panty No More , Rommel Mark Dominguez Marchan
  34. 34. English-Humor? Or Humour? , Loke Kok yee
  35. 35. Spider, Spinning, Smiling...... [spider.. , Bri Edwards
  36. 36. Too Nice? ……. [my Life, Being Nice; Fa.. , Bri Edwards
  37. 37. Is It A Trait Of Men? ? .. [men Upsettin.. , Bri Edwards
  38. 38. Ah! The Country Life...Bellvue...(Humor) , elysabeth faslund
  39. 39. As The Keys B A N G E D …. …..[humor; Fi.. , Bri Edwards
  40. 40. Only Two People In The World? ............ , Bri Edwards
  41. 41. Holes I'Ve Known ....... [holes, Of Cou.. , Bri Edwards
  42. 42. The N E V E R Stamp: It's 'guaranteed'! .. , Bri Edwards
  43. 43. All My Cat Wants Is Food (Attempted Humor) , Sarah Sisson
  44. 44. Our Love Is Deeper Than The Ocean...(Hum.. , elysabeth faslund
  45. 45. Black On White; Oops! .... [wedding; Hu.. , Bri Edwards
  46. 46. [humor]..... Not Sharing My Food With Th.. , Bri Edwards
  47. 47. Driving Freedom [honk...Hooonk! ! ]...... , Bri Edwards
  48. 48. Any Man With Money Can Have One ....... .. , Bri Edwards
  49. 49. Guy In The Chair ....... [a Response To.. , Bri Edwards
  50. 50. /// Humor ***** Airplane Phlegm Tragedy , Rommel Mark Dominguez Marchan
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