Twelve from 20 th (egg)
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|project of the century - Twelve from 20 th|
| (iron casting 210 x 210 x 285 mm)|
| Vladimir Mayakovsky|
(Bagdadi, Georgia, 1893-1930, Moscow, Russia)
He considered himself a futurist. The colossal destructive energy of his art (poster, poetry) merged with the shock wave of the bolshevist revolution. Mayakovsky's poetry is always an unanswered question (of nature, language, society…)?
Falling. The dale song which sounds flutely.
The Revolution’s howl and the RevVoenSoviets**.
The lumpens get hot near the fire absolutely.
Burning is quite natural also for poets.
The spittle of the frozen stars is crystally clear.
Who’re you? A carnifex? Or Pilate? – Yes, my dear.
Revolver’s chamber black, revolve!
There’s only even, there’s only odd.
What loosed the fetters of a thrall!
Near the temple rests the massicot.
*Mark Merman – poet, dramaturgist, composer, performer. Born in 1958 in Minsk. Since 1991 lives in Canada and USA. To the “Project of the century” he responded with a set of poems. Translated by Andrej Bursau.
** RevVoenSoviets – The Revolution’s Councils (Soviets) of War
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