'Vladimir Mayakovsky and That's What '
Introduction by John Wakeman
'Translating Mayakovsky's That's What' by George Hyde
What's This? — That's What
I. The Ballad of Reading Gaol
II. Christmas Eve
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She lies / in bed. / While he... / On the table is a telephone.
from the cable / crawled — / scratching jealously — / a monster from troglodytic / times.
I paw at / my ears / kneading uselessly. / I hear / my own / my very own voice. / The knife / of this voice bores through / my paws.
So it ever was / And ever shall be / World without end. / The old mare / of the daily grind / canters on serenely.
And again / the walls / baked hot like the steppe / echo / and sigh / in your ears, in the two-step.
I catch my balance / waving frantically.
Four times I try — / four times / resuscitated
She too / — she used to like animals — / will come to the Public Gardens