Twentieth Century Russian Poetry: Silver and Steel

By Daniel Weissbort, Yevgeny Yevtushenko, Albert Todd, Max Hayward

Chosen via Yevgeny Yevtushenko; edited via Albert Todd, Max Hayward, and Daniel Weissbort

many many different authors--the box above ran out of space...the such a lot entire creation to twentieth century Russian/Soviet poetry that i'm acutely aware of....

A big, entire anthology of poetry from the politically turbulent Russia of this century. This assortment introduces americans to a couple of surprising poets nearly unknown open air of Russia, in addition to featuring the paintings of a few of the main fashionable Russian poets of the earlier ninety years.

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I ’ll swig sufficient To kill my drought . . . I ’ll get my knife And slit your throat! Fly away, mister, like a sparrow, prior to I drink your blue veins dry For the sake of my negative darling together with her darkish and roving eye .. . Blessed are the lifeless which die within the Lord . . . I ’m bored! nine Out of town spills no noise, The legal tower reigns in peace. “We’ve obtained no booze yet cheer up, boys, We’ve obvious the final of the police! ” The bourgeois the place the roads divide, Stands chin on chest, his collar up: Mangy and flea-bitten at his facet Shivers a coarse-haired mongrel doggy.

Us ladies had a consultation . .. . . . In there at the correct . . . . . . Had a dialogue— Carried a movement: Ten for a time, twenty-five for the evening. . . . . . and never a ruble much less from anyone . . . . . . Coming to mattress . . . ? ” night ebbs out. The crowds decamp. just a tramp Potters approximately. And the wind screams . .. hello you! hiya pal, provide us a kiss . . . ? A crust! what's going to turn into O f us? wander away! Black sky grows blacker. Anger, sorrowful anger Seethes within the breast. .. Black anger, holy anger . .. pal! retain Your eyes skinned! 2 The wind performs up: snow flutters down.

The word’s barbaric, but stillfalls sweetly on my ear. — V l a d i m i r S o l o v y o v you're thousands, we're multitude And multitude and multitude. Come, struggle! Yea, we're Scythians, Yea, Asians, a slant-eyed, grasping brood. For you— centuries, for us— one hour. Like slaves, obeying and abhorred, We have been the protect among the breeds O f Europe and the raging Mongol horde. for hundreds of years the hammers of your forge Drowned out the avalanche’s growth; Children of the Golden Age You heard like wild, remarkable stories O f Lisbon’s and Messina’s unexpected doom.

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A medal clinked opposed to a bracelet (Some such remembrance) . .. i glance at her in silence, Squeeze her hands until eventually it hurts. you notice, we’ll by no means meet back. What shall I say to her in parting? “Farewell. put on one ring extra. disguise your little hand And your darkish little middle In silver scales . . . Fly, soften away, as this previous Fiery evening has performed . . . and also you, time, extinguish reminiscence And powder the trail with snow. ” 29 Novem ber 1913 Translated through Geoffrey Thurley I W A N T T O L I V E . .. i need to stay, dwell to distraction: To make the current dwell without end, Make the impersonal human hide With flesh no matter what now has none!

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