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Pseudo-Russian Poetry

The complaints choirs got me thinking about this poem – “Another Christmas of Agony”:

“Mischa the dog lies dead in the bog.
The children cry over the carcass.
The mist chokes my heart, covers the mourners.
At least this year we eat.”

Remember that?  From Cheers, as recited by Diane’s friend?  (Click on the text to take you to the writer’s website).  The “poem” seems to me to be a perfect summation of the Russian psyche – dark, despondent, but yet, hey look on the bright side….

Cheers clip (right at the very beginning)


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One thought on “Pseudo-Russian Poetry

  1. Despite the downer of the poem, I like the Cat Stevens reference in your blog name. Now I’m humming an old favorite — thanks!

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