A Poem that Laughs

Incantations by Laughter
Written by Velimir Khlebnikov

 

O, laugh, laughers!
O, laugh out, laughers!
You who laugh with laughs, you who laugh it up laughishly
O, laugh out laugheringly
O, belaughable laughterhood–the laughter of laughering laughers!
O, unlaugh it outlaughingly, belaughering laughists!
Laughily, laughily,
Uplaugh, enlaugh, laughlings, laughlings
Laughlets, laughlets.
O, laugh, laughers!
O, laugh out, laughers!

 

Velimir is a futurist poet from Russia. “Incantations of Laughter” was published between 1908 and 1909.

Copied from Laughter: Notes on a Passion by  Anca Parvulescu

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