Poetry reading Dmitri Bykov Mikhail Efremov
In the latest edition of «Citizen of the poet» — Osip Mandelstam.
His poem «Insomnia. Homer. Taut sails», written in 1915, today, in connection with a triumphant dive Vladimir Putin at the bottom of the Taman Gulf, again relevant.
Version presents Dmitri Bykov Mikhail Efremov.
Insomnia. Prime. Tight Teles.
He immersed himself into the sea to the middle
And, inspired by the «United Russia»
From there otchischennym pot rose.
The problem of choosing strongly charged,
Passed the position of the company bear.
As long as our Achilles sails along the coast,
Left the country steers his heel.
Once the ancient Greek, cursing his fate,
He left an amphora on this wild Breguet.
It must be there writing his Russian counterpart —
The same as he, the galley slave.
There are four words: «Bro, run from the galleys!» —
But the ancient wisdom did not heed the Russian leader.
Whenever one moment Homer saw it —
Secondary to blind Homer enthusiastic.
That this amphora, Fatherland, say,
You’re so clinging, almost to the eyes burning?
Think amphora! Whenever a diver —
What you Phanagoria, Russian men!
But if he took the pot from the seabed
He would get us oil, and the world championship, and the summit,
And for twelve years he would get all of us so,
What will protect us Phanagoria one.