The Rhythmic Structure of Vladimir Vysotsky’s Poems and Songs.

The Structure of the Poem “When start to play professional players...”

a.
B.
a.
B.

9+3.
10+4.
9+3.
12*+4.

2-4-6-8-10-12.
2-4-6-8-10-12-14.
2-4-6-8-10-12.
2-4-6-8-10-12-14-16.

When start to play professional players, (*) (*) (*)
In front of hearts lies down any suit. (*) (*) (*) (*)
Just so our vaunted twentieth century, (*) (*) (*)
In the next one, (*) (*) will be in a bad use. (*) (*) (*) (*)

a.
B.
a.
B.

9+3.
10+4.
9+3.
10.

2-4-6-8-10-12.
2-4-6-8-10-12-14.
2-4-6-8-10-12.
2-4-6-8-10.

There happed an error in life science, (*) (*) (*)
The learned men declared a big lie— (*) (*) (*) (*)
Expansion doesn’t go in a spiral, (*) (*) (*)
It does in contravention and despite!

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