Friday, August 27, 2010

Whatcha You Thinkin' Maya Maya Maya?

D. Burliuk, Aleksandr Kruchenykh,
V. Mayakovsky, Viktor Khlebnikov

from A Slap of Taste in Public Taste

To the readers of our New First Unexpected.
We alone are the face of our Time. Through us the horn of time blows
in the art of the word.
The past is too tight. The Academy and Pushkin are less intelligible than
hieroglypics.
Throw Pushkin, Dostoevsky, Tolstoy, etc. etc overboard from the Ship
of Modernity.
He who does not forget his first love will not recognize his last.

translation from the Russian by Anna Lawton & Herbert Eagle

1 comment:

poetrising said...

keep bringing the russian poems keep bringing the poems
the world needs poetry

thanks