Saturday, May 22, 2010

ветреный день

A giant--
Thrashes in the
Trees, and grasses
Start to hiss.
I have a
Russian hat with
Hanging lappets
That I wear on
Days like this.


  1. Google translate said the title means windy day, and that fits. I guess the Russian hat prompted the poem's title in Russian. I like it!

  2. Glad you like it,Willie. ветреный also means flighty, which describes my brain in the wind. The hat, a Moscow gift from daughter, helps me concentrate on such days.

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    1. Welcome! Thank you for reading my poem. Your site is now on my blogroll here.

  4. Okay, this was so bizarre that I had to comment: I am studying Russian, and my grammar exercises tonight specifically involved a man holding a hat on a windy day! And then right off that I came across this post. So odd. Does your daughter live in Moscow? I was there last summer and I quite miss the city sometimes.

    1. Dear Brightened Boy. Daughter was living in Moscow 10 years ago, studying theatre costume design at Meyerhold's apartment. I recall sending her to Prague the year before that. She works in theater still but is based in Chicago. So glad you time-raveled back to this poem to comment.