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Меня впервые потрясли стихи на английском. Ну каждая строчка - про меня. Это и есть свойство настоящей поэзии, мне кажется. Короче, enjoy!

Some More Light Verse

You have to try. You see a shrink.
You learn a lot. You read. You think.
You struggle to improve your looks.
You meet some men. You write some books.
You eat good food. You give up junk.
You do not smoke. You don’t get drunk.
You take up yoga, walk and swim.
And nothing works. The outlook’s grim.
You don’t know what to do. You cry.
You’re running out of things to try.

You blow your nose. You see a shrink.
You walk. You give up food and drink.
You fall in love. You make a plan.
You struggle to improve your man.
And nothing works. The outlook’s grim.
You go to yoga, cry, and swim.
You eat and drink. You give up looks.
You struggle to improve your books.
You cannot see the point. You sigh.
You do not smoke. You have to try.

© Wendy Cope

Взято отсюда http://korica.livejournal.com/234037.html?view=2006581#t2006581

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( 7 comments — Leave a comment )
la_smile
Dec. 10th, 2010 07:22 am (UTC)
Хорошее)
а мое любимое вот

Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone,
Prevent the dog from barking with a juicy bone,
Silence the pianos and with muffled drum
Bring out the coffin, let the mourners come.

Let aeroplanes circle moaning overhead
Scribbling on the sky the message He Is Dead,
Put crepe bows round the white necks of the public doves,
Let the traffic policemen wear black cotton gloves.

He was my North, my South, my East and West,
My working week and my Sunday rest,
My noon, my midnight, my talk, my song;
I thought that love would last for ever: I was wrong.

The stars are not wanted now: put out every one;
Pack up the moon and dismantle the sun;
Pour away the ocean and sweep up the wood.
For nothing now can ever come to any good.
fearless_cat
Dec. 10th, 2010 07:31 am (UTC)
Да, тоже хорошее. Но такое страшное в своей горечи :(
А я сейчас стараюсь избегать сильных эмоций, чтобы не разбудить демонов в душе. Так что перечитаю не скоро.
Бррр, на ночь глядя...
la_smile
Dec. 10th, 2010 07:33 am (UTC)
Стихотворение сильное, это да)
Yelena Sedova
Dec. 23rd, 2010 02:57 pm (UTC)
я удивилась... не думала, что стихотворение на анг языке может мне понравится. Понравилось... цепляет...
fearless_cat
Dec. 23rd, 2010 03:52 pm (UTC)
Я тоже удивилась сначала. А на самом деле - там простые слова, просто очень правильно скомпоновано. Вот и цепляет :)
liliyaaqua
Jun. 26th, 2011 02:56 pm (UTC)
Классное стихотворение! Спасибо!
fearless_cat
Jun. 27th, 2011 05:40 am (UTC)
Пожалуйста :)
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