Yevgeny Yevtushenko

Rookie (18 July 1933 / Zima Junction, Siberia)

Yevgeny Yevtushenko Poems

41. Wounds 8/18/2007
42. Waiting 8/18/2007
43. Psychotherapy 8/18/2007
44. Picture Of Childhood 8/18/2007
45. I Would Like 8/17/2007
46. Fears 8/17/2007
47. The Mail Cutter 8/18/2007
48. Fury 8/17/2007
49. Final Faith 8/17/2007
50. The Companion 8/17/2007
51. Unrequited Love 8/18/2007
52. A Meeting In Copenhagen 8/18/2007
53. Flowers For Grandmother 8/17/2007
54. Ballad About False Beacons 8/17/2007
55. The Hut 8/17/2007
56. You Are Great In Love 8/18/2007
57. Birthday 8/17/2007
58. The Torments Of Conscience 8/18/2007
59. Babii Yar 8/17/2007
60. The Heirs Of Stalin 8/17/2007
61. Boots 8/17/2007
62. Dwarf Birches 8/17/2007
63. Envy 8/17/2007
64. Alder Catkin 8/15/2007
65. Career 8/17/2007
66. Lies 8/18/2007
67. Irony 8/18/2007
68. People 8/18/2007
69. Don't Disappear 8/17/2007
70. Conversation With An American Writer 8/17/2007
71. Being Late 8/17/2007
72. Breaking Up 8/17/2007
73. Ballad About Drinking 8/17/2007
74. Colours 8/17/2007
75. Humor 8/17/2007

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Humor

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! ...

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Babii Yar

No monument stands over Babii Yar.
A dropp sheer as a crude gravestone.
I am afraid.
Today I am as old in years
as all the Jewish people.
Now I seem to be
a Jew.
Here I plod through ancient Egypt.
Here I perish crucified, on the cross,

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