Category Archives: poetry

“La-La Topolya” by BI-2 translated from Russian into English

“La-La Topolya” is an OST by BI-2 for the movie “Things That Men Talk About.” The song has some metaphorical phrases that can be translated literally, but actually mean something else in a fixed context. “La-la topolya” – literally means “la-la poplar trees”. But it actually means something like “blah-blah-blah”, “yada-yada-yada”, “etc. etc. etc.” “Skol’ko …

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Sonnet 11 by Pablo Neruda

I crave your lips, your voice, your hair and in the streets I walk unnourished, quiet, can’t eat the bread; the rising sun is getting on my nerves, I search for liquid sound of your footsteps in the day Am dying of hunger for your rapid laughter, your hands the color of ripe wheat and …

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By the fireplace

In the streets and in the squares, darkness rules; And the ashes in the fire – going cool. In the Southern seas are sinking hundred ships; And the cranes are groaning, singing to the shrimps. Trust me, child, the dark has eaten all the Suns.

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Night in Hell

This is a piece of prose from Arthur Rimbaud’s “A Season in Hell”… I have just swallowed a terrific mouthful of poison. – Blessed, blessed, blessed the advice I was given! – My guts are on fire. The power of the poison twists my arms and legs, cripples me, drives me to the ground. I …

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Indefinable

A noiseless, patient spider I marked Where, on a little promontory, it stood, isolated Marked how, to explore the vacant, vast surrounding It launched forth filament, filament, filament, out of itself, Ever unreeling them–ever tirelessly speeding them. And you, O my Soul, where you stand, surrounded, detached, in measureless oceans of space, Ceaselessly musing, venturing, …

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In the mood for Shakespeare

Hey guys, I’m in a poetic mood today. Suddenly remembered one of William Shakespeare’s great love sonnets. Here it is. Enjoy!   Let me not to the marriage of true minds                                         admit impediments. Love is not love which alters when it alternation finds Or bends with the remover to remove: Oh, no! It is …

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