Yevgeny Yevtushenko

Yevgeny Yevtushenko Poems

1.
Humor

Tsars, Kings, Emperors,
sovereigns of all the earth,
have commanded many a parade,
but they could not command humor.
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2.
Colours

When your face came rising
above my crumpled life,
the only thing I understood at first
was how meager were all my possessions.
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3.
Breaking Up

I fell out of love: that’s our story’s dull ending,
as flat as life is, as dull as the grave.
Excuse me-I’ll break off the string of this love song
and smash the guitar. We have nothing to save.
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4.
Ballad About Drinking

We had slaughtered a hundred white whales,
civilization was quite forgotten,
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5.
Being Late

Something dangerous is beginning:
I am coming late to my own self.
I made an appointment with my thoughts-
the thoughts were snatched from me.
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Yevgeny Yevtushenko Quotes

11 November 2014

Why is it that right-wing bastards always stand shoulder to shoulder in solidarity, while liberals fall out among themselves?

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Where is his poem Flowers & Bullets written for my sister Allison Krause? He wrote it in May 1970.

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Yevgeny Yevtushenko Biography

Yevgeny Aleksandrovich Yevtushenko is a Soviet and Russian poet. He is also a novelist, essayist, dramatist, screenwriter, actor, editor, and a director of several films.

Early life

Yevtushenko was born Yevgeny Aleksandrovich Gangnus (later he took his mother's last name, Yevtushenko) in the Irkutsk region of Siberia in a small town called Zi ...

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