PRAGUE, 1989


It was a big success.

Because it was a beer revolution.
There is that kind –
velvet beer.
Tasting of malt, hops,
a touch bitter, a hint of lime honey,
Velvet would’ve worn,
gone into holes, rotted through,
but the smell of beer…
It lives!
It tingles in the nose!
Every day
the revolution gushes out of barrels,
taps, bottles!

© Igor Pomerantsev translated by Frank Williams






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