Commentary to the poem “The obstacles we have are begotten by our age...”
The meaning of this poem is obvious: the dogs symbolize lovers of the swastika and the six-color flag — in Rudyard Kipling’s “The Jungle Book”, these are the red dogs; as well as savages who come to civilized countries and behave there like animals — in the mentioned book, these are the Bandar-log. Among coming to Rossia, there are even such ones who have no their own tongue just like those Bandar-log.
Here we go in a flung festoon,
Now you’re angry, but — never mind,
Here we sit in a branchy row,
Now we’re going to — never mind,
All the talk we ever have heard
Let’s pretend we are... never mind,
Then join our leaping lines that scumfish through the pines,
The poem was written in 1972.