Yevgeny Yevtushenko

Rookie (18 July 1933 / Zima Junction, Siberia)

Yevgeny Yevtushenko Poems

41. Here Is What... 8/17/2007
42. I'M An Angel 8/17/2007
43. Psychotherapy 8/18/2007
44. Fears 8/17/2007
45. Fury 8/17/2007
46. The Heirs Of Stalin 8/17/2007
47. The Hut 8/17/2007
48. Final Faith 8/17/2007
49. Waiting 8/18/2007
50. The Companion 8/17/2007
51. I Would Like 8/17/2007
52. Unrequited Love 8/18/2007
53. Glasha, Bride Of The Sea 8/17/2007
54. You Are Great In Love 8/18/2007
55. A Meeting In Copenhagen 8/18/2007
56. Flowers For Grandmother 8/17/2007
57. Ballad About False Beacons 8/17/2007
58. The Torments Of Conscience 8/18/2007
59. Birthday 8/17/2007
60. Boots 8/17/2007
61. Lies 8/18/2007
62. Dwarf Birches 8/17/2007
63. Envy 8/17/2007
64. Babii Yar 8/17/2007
65. Alder Catkin 8/15/2007
66. Career 8/17/2007
67. Irony 8/18/2007
68. People 8/18/2007
69. Conversation With An American Writer 8/17/2007
70. Being Late 8/17/2007
71. Don't Disappear 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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Antedeluvian

The woman walked past Execution Block
on Red Square
carrying rolls of toilet paper,
twenty at least,
not in her arms,
but on twine hanging from her neck.
These are the necklaces of Mother Russia today!
And this woman-
my God! -was almost proud,

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