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A meeting with the Muse

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Master
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0 posted 11-10-1999 01:00 AM       View Profile for Master   Email Master   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit Master's Home Page   View IP for Master

Another translation of V. Vysotsky

I’m gonna blow as if three hundred tons of TNT
I’m charged with dullness of all evil-hearted
But just today, the Muse came forth to me
Stayed for a while, then departed...

She had good motives and I understand—
I have no right to moan here in dismay,
Just think, a Muse... at night... and with a man!
God only known, what some may say!

And yet, I feel rejected and aroused
Because this Muse—and many will agree!--
Had daily hung out at Block’s house,
And stayed with Pushkin; never tried to flee

I rushed towards the desk, still so impatient
I beg You, God, please keep me in your sight!
She left, and thus I lacked my inspiration
And—money that she needed for the ride

I run around the house, excitted and enthralled,
I do condone her, even though it’s tough
She left me here alone, but for some other soul
I guess, I didn’t treat her well enough

Gigantic cake with candles was prepared
Now it dries up from woe; I feel so used
And with my neighbor--lowlifes, I have shared
The cognac that was meant just for the Muse

The years have slowly passed on by
I’m left with apathy and boredom; my two curses
She left without a sound, without a reason why,
And left me here alone with just two verses

Here are the lines—without a doubt, I’m a poet
I hear applause and I am full of pride;
“I still remember that amazing moment,
When you appeared before my sight”
© Copyright 1999 Andrey Kneller - All Rights Reserved
hoot_owl_rn
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1 posted 11-10-1999 01:23 AM       View Profile for hoot_owl_rn   Email hoot_owl_rn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit hoot_owl_rn's Home Page   View IP for hoot_owl_rn

You are a talented young man Master, don't ever let your muse get away from you.
Watcher666
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2 posted 11-10-1999 04:35 AM       View Profile for Watcher666   Email Watcher666   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Watcher666's Home Page   View IP for Watcher666

Liked this much!!

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Illusion...what we see and what we do...it's all up to you.
Master
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3 posted 11-10-1999 03:56 PM       View Profile for Master   Email Master   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Master's Home Page   View IP for Master

I won't Hoot! Thanks Watcher!
 
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