First printed in 1913 in the almanac “Dokhlaya luna” (“The Dead Moon”). This poem is a pun based on the word “listochky” (small leaves) that contains the both “lis” (of foxes) and “tochki” (dots). The literal meaning of the poem is as follows: “The tiny leaves. After the lines of foxes — dots…” But here is an attempt to translate the essence of this quirky poem (see below).
Vladimir Mayakovsky75906Comprehensive Picture of Spring1913Dmitri Smirnov (D. Smirnov-Sadovsky)