Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Tear-gassing of the kitchen. Violent arrests, pepper spray and Vladimir Vysotsky.

      Morning Workout by Vladimir Vysotsky

           © Copyright Vladimir Vysotsky
           © Copyright english translation by Andrey Kneller
           Inhale deeply, arms--out more,
           Do not hurry--three and four!
           Grace and pliability are emphasized!
           All around conditioning,
           And hangover quickening,
           If you're still alive and fidgeting-
           If you're working out at home,
           Do lie down!--three and four!
           Correctly go through every single motion!
           Lose the tension that you feel,
           Get accustomed to the drill!
           Inhale deeply right until...
           Quickly growing 'round the world--
           Flu and illness--three and four!
           The disease is gradually flourishing!
           If you're weak--straight to the grave!
           If you want your wellness saved,
           With a towel rub yourself,
           It's nourishing!
           If already you feel spent,
           Sit and stand, sit and stand--
           Do not fear the Arctic and Antarctic!
           Our main scholar Dr. Joffe
           Proved to us that booze and coffee
           Will be replaced by athletic prophy--
           All the talking should be stopped
           Keep on squatting 'till you drop
           Do not be such gloomy creatures!
           If you cannot hold your ardor
           Rub yourself with something harder
           In the water, you can start the
           Drilled procedures
           We're not scared of doltish talk--
           In response we run and walk,--
           Amateurs--triumphant from the start!
           Beautiful!--right from beginning
           No one's losing, no one's winning
           Stationary running is bringing
           Peace to hearts!

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