With comradely greetings,, Mayakovsky

fought
once
three hundred Greeks
immediately with all the Persian army.
And we.
but we,
Futurist,
We all - perhaps - seven.
Those

We found in dusts from history.
counted
all, who struck.
And sing
the death of a Fermopylah.
praise, that climbed on the rampage.
If you sing
zalezshyh of a schely,
sword podayavshih
and killed by, –

they do not sing
us,
I have thought in the gorge,
not giving up, fighting year?
Thank you!
For posthumous adulation
not famous you hunting death.
Neuyazvimыe, climb
words by sliding rocks.
Let be

although used on a drop,
by two
your soul will join the world
and raise
worker feat,
called
“Revolution”.
Pozdraviteli
do not slam the door?
them

fear
sky in sheepskin?
Do not need.
hundredth -
trust! –
meet anniversary.

[1919]

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