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Untitled single work   poetry   "Ветер, ветер,"
Issue Details: First known date: 1986... 1986 Untitled
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The poem likens the spread of Communism through the world to a mad wind blowing red dust from the Russian steppes, bringing the threat of atomic warfare in its wake. The epigraph is from a poem by the major early 20th century Russian poet Aleksandr Blok.


  • English translation of first line: The wind, the wind,
  • Transliterated first line: Vyetyer, vyetyer,
  • Epigraph: Ветер, ветер -
    На всем божьем свете!
    А. Блок
    [Wind, wind -
    In the whole of God's world!
    A. Blok]
  • Author's note: November 1980
  • The poem has *** in place of a title.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Language: Russian
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Стихи Pavel Shevchenko , Sydney : Unification Printers and Publishers , 1986 Z1325531 1986 selected work poetry This volume contains some thirty seven short, titled poems. Sydney : Unification Printers and Publishers , 1986 pg. 30
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