Poems by Alexey Kalakutin

Επιμέλεια: Εύα Πετροπούλου Λιανού

Translator: Marlene Pasini Mexico

Alexey Kalakutin (October 30, 1973) lives in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia. He is a  Russian writer, a philologist. He is the author of six novels in verse, and and six long and extensive poetic pieces. International Ambassador for Peace, participant in several international poetic anthologies, awarded with certificates of recognition.

Fragment of the poem “Sweet martyr”

Now don’t find out who’s to blame
in the fact that Europe was drowned in rivers of blood.
Battle and slaughter are step brothers,
but cattle and heads are not sisters!          

Heads were called to the slaughterhouse,
disappearing into the daily meat grinder!
We get used to calling death: destiny
Breaking bones, glorified frailty!            

With whom did they fight, inventing an enemy,
indistinctly explaining the purpose of battles?
War is regression! We pass from words to syllables,
From expansions to contraction zones.

It affected everyone: experienced eagles
and beardless and naive pigeons.
Crazies! What prevented us sinners
throw rifles, remembering Jesus?

Alexey Kalakutin
Nizhny Novgorod, Russia