Tuesday, April 04, 2017

Yevgeny Yevtushenko RIP

The name has been familiar but I do not remember reading him. Going through the recent write ups about him, I found this little excerpt from 'Zima Junction'
"I had no doubts about harmonious answers
which could and would be given
to every question.
But suddenly, this felt necessity
of answering these questions for myself.
So I shall go where I started from,
sudden complexity, self generated,
disturbed by which I started on this journey.
Into my native forest among those
long-troden roads I took this complication
to take stock of that old simplicity,
- like bride and groom, a country matchmaking."
An article about him from 2014 What Writers Must Do: 'Love People'

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