Friday, August 2, 2013

Vladimir Mayakovsky - So Could You?



At once I smeared the map of boredom
By spilling pigments from a tumbler;
I formed an oceans’ jagged cheekbones
Atop the crest of aspic platter.
I read the summons of fresh youth
on rusty glint of fish scale tin.
So could you 
take 
a drainpipe flute
and play a nocturne on a whim?

1913


Translated by Dina Belyayeva

The original audio recording in Russian

Russian original

Biography


No comments:

Post a Comment