Russischer Dichter, geboren am 12. Mai 1933 in Moskau, Architektur Hochschule, Reisen nach Italien, Frankreich und in die USA.
1960 (Bahn der Parabel)
Parabolic Balad Among a parabola life like a rocket flies, Mainly in darkness, now and then on a rainbow, Red-headed bohemian Gauguin the painter Started out life as a prosperous stockbroker. In order to get to the Louvre from Montmartre He made a detour all through Java, Sumatra, Tahiti, the Isles of Marquesas. With levity He took off in flight from the madness of money, The cackle of women, the frowst of academies, Overpowered the force of terrestrial gravity. The high priests drank their porter and kept up their jabbering: 'Straight lines are shorter, less steep than parabolas. It's more proper to copy the heavenly mansions.' He rose like a howling rocket, insulting them, With a gale that tore off the tails of their frock-coats. So he didn't steal into the Louvre by the front door But on a parabola smashed through the ceiling. In finding their truths lives vary in daring: Worms come through holes and bold men on parabolas. There was once a girl who lived in my neighbourhood. We went to school, took exams simultaneously. But I took off with a bang, I went whizzing Through the prosperous double-faced stars of Tiflis. Forgive me for this idiotic parabola Cold shoulders in a pitch dark vestibule... Rigid, erect as a radio antenna-rod Sending its call-sign out through the freezing Dark of the universe, how you rang out to me, An undoubtable signal, an earthly stand-by From whom I might get my flight-bearings to land by The parabola does not come to us easily. Laughing at law with its warnings and paragraphs Art, love and history race along recklessly Over a parabolic trajectory. He is leaving tonight for Siberia. Perhaps A straight line after all is the shorter one actually. -- Andrei Voznesensky
LinksAndrey Voznesensky Biography.
Andrei Andreevich Voznesensky Timeline; with images of Voznesensky meeting Allen Ginsberg and Ronald Reagan.
The Wondering Minstrels the poem.
Michael D. Bell Summary
Mason & Dixon
Monographien u. Aufsätze
Proverbs for Paranoids
Sterblichkeit und Erbarmen in Wien
The Wizard of Oz
Wednesday, May 29, 2002