Yevgeny Yevtushenko

Rookie (18 July 1933 / Zima Junction, Siberia)

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  • Yevtushenko wrote a poem for Kent State (11/17/2018 5:47:00 PM)

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

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Alder Catkin

Whenever the wind
drops an alder catkin into my palm,
or a cuckoo calls merrily,
with trains screaming by,
I fall to reflecting,
and struggle to grasp life’s meaning,
and, as usual, arrive
at the place where it slips from my grasp.
Reducing oneself

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