Understanding the Russian soul


Janiczka was a soldier
A soldier strong and tall
She led men into battle
She heard the bugles' call

Stasia? Just a peasant
He was rough and bent and old
He wouldn't spend a "Kopeck"
This is what I'm told

She spent one night with Stassia
She married him next day
She cleans his house,shines his shoes
She lets him lead the way

What makes Stassia special?
He stands above the group
This is a Russian story---so
It's his tasty cabbage soup

Poetry by vladimir todor turmanev
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Written on 2011-05-22 at 13:37

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Donald Thornton
I like this poems rhythm and meter, cute story.

I tried to write a snappy comment but couldn't think of anything that rhymed with 'borscht'. Sitting on my desk, in a permanent place of honor, are the short stories of Chekhov, Dostoevsky, Gogol and Tolstoy, "Anna Karenina" and a new translation of "War and Peace" that I haven't started yet. There is something about the Russian culture and psyche, a way of looking at life, that has always fascinated me. In some strange way, I relate.