RIKI © 2002  photo by Carmen Ezgeta

Daj, Dzim, za srecu meni sapu tu.
Takove sape vise nitko nema.
Ded, lajat cemo skupa na tisinu,
kad noc se spusti mjesecina i nijema,
Daj, Dzim, za srecu meni sapu tu.

Oprosti, dragi, nemoj da me lizes.
Bar ono sto je najprostije shvati.
Ta ti i ne znas sto to znaci zivot,
i kako se na svijetu kadsto pati.

Gospodar tvoj i slavan je i drag,
i kuca mu je cesto puta puna,
i svaki gost podragao bi rado
tu tvoju dlaku meksu od barsuna.

Na psecu ti si bas djavolski lijep.
Povjerljivo u susret svakom hrlis
i nikoga ne pitajuci nista
ko pjani drug i ljubis ga i grlis.

Moj mili Dzim, znam, kod tebe je bilo
gostiju kojekakvih sva sila,
al ona sto je tuznija od sviju
nije li ona ovdje bila?

Ona ce doci, ja ti jamcim to.
I kad upres u nju pogled svoj,
za sve sto sam kriv i za sto nisam,
umjesto mene lizni ruku njoj.

Come, Jim, give me your paw for luck,
I swear I've never seen one like it.
Let's go, the two of us, and bark
Up the moon when Nature's silent.
Come, Jim, give me your pow for luck.

Stop licking me, pet, and please do
At least heed this advice I'm giving.
Of life you havent got a clue,
You do non realise life is worse living.

You master's kind a man of note,
And visitors his home are thronging,
They all admire your velvet coat
Which smilingly they love to fondle.

You're devilish handsome for a dog,
So charming, trusting, unsuspicious,
Not asking if you may or not,
Like a drunken pal, you plaster kises.

Dear Jim, I know a great warety
Of visions of all shorts call,
But have you seen her here, the saddest
And the least talkative af all?

I'm sure she'll come here. In my absence
Please catch her eye. Go kiss her hand for me,
For all my real or fancied errors asking
Forgiveeness of her in humility. 

Sergej Aleksandrovič Jesenjin