by Aleksandr Mikhailovich Glikberg (1880 - 1932), as Sasha Chyorny

Language: Russian (Русский) 
Available translation(s): ENG FRE
Когда поэт, описивая даму, начнёт:
,,Я шла по улице. В боко впился корсет``
Здесь я не понимал конечно
прямо что, мол, под дамою скривается поэт.
Я истину тебе по-друшески открою:
поэт мужчина и даже с бородою.

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Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English [singable] (Leonard Lehrman) , "To a critic", copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "À un critique", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
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Word count: 36