By Vladimir Mayakovsky
English and Russian Edition
Vladimir Mayakovsky (July 19, 1893 - April 14, 1930) is likely one of the such a lot well-known and celebrated poets of the Russian canon. one of many leaders of the Russian Futurism move, which sought to trap the beauty of the fast paced sleek global and renounced the static artwork of the previous, Mayakovsky thoroughly bent the bounds of language and brought a completely various form of poetry. His abnormal line-breaks, his use of inner rhyme, his regulate of meter and his experience of rhythm mixed jointly to shape his certain type. His imagery is overflowing with allusions, metaphors and hyperboles. His significant works, "A Cloud in Trousers," "Backbone Flute," and "I Love," sparkle with wit, knowledge and originality. This caliber of his paintings is what additionally makes it quite tricky to translate. during this dual-language collection of Mayakovsky's poetry, Andrey Kneller makes an attempt to catch not just the overall that means, but additionally the lyrical caliber of the poetry that makes Mayakovsky a very particular writer.
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Contraptions spin my head, numerals count my numb days. My tongue wraps around comfortable words. My best dream is floating from number to number, but between two are more. Infinity in a moment. indb 25 Romantic Love: from Heartaches to Celebrations 25 8/18/2010 11:45:40 AM Miriam Hammel Entropy She said that entropy would prove itself, what did she allude to? Did she insinuate her earth had reached its end, or that, like the universe it constantly would grow and never end. Or did she try to indicate that man is powerless against his destiny, or did she mean to say that all is chance?
Therefore we meet in the absence (since the circumference of a circle is the sum of contiguous points which can each be considered a point of contact).
I’ll grant thee random access to my heart, Thou’lt tell me all the constants of thy love; And so we two shall all love’s lemmas prove, And in our bound partition never part. For what did Cauchy know, or Christoffel, Or Fourier, or any Boole or Euler, Wielding their compasses, their pens and rulers, Of thy supernal sinusoidal spell? Cancel me not—for what then shall remain? Abscissas some mantissas, modules, modes, A root or two, a torus and a node: The inverse of my verse, a null domain. Ellipse of bliss, converge, O lips divine!
Backbone Flute: Selected Poetry of Vladimir Mayakovsky by Vladimir Mayakovsky