Posted by: W. E. Poplaski | September 27, 2008

POEM OF THE DAY: Attitude to a Miss

by Vladimir Mayakovsky (1893 – 1930).

 

Attitude to a Miss

 

That night was to decide

if she and I

were to be lovers.

Under cover

of darkness                                             5

no one would see, you see.

I bent over her, it’s the truth,

and as I did,

it’s the truth, I swear it,

I said                                                       10

like a kindly parent:

“Passion’s a precipice –

so won’t you please

move away?

Move away,                                           15

please!”

 

Notes:

http://www.kirjasto.sci.fi/majakovs.htm

http://max.mmlc.northwestern.edu/~mdenner/Demo/poetpage/mayakovsky.html


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