Invocation by Laughter

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Invocation by Laughter  (1908) 
by Velimir Khlebnikov, translated by Dmitri Smirnov
No. 19 from his complete "Poems". Written between 1908 and 1909.

Invocation by Laughter

O, burst out laughing, laughers!
O, set your laughing, laughers!
You who laugh with laughter and you who laugh off laughably,
O, laugh away laughingly!
O, laughable laughing-stocks' – the laughter of laughsome laughers!
O, laugh-in enlaughingly, the laughter of outlaughing laughermen!
Laughterling, laughterling,
Uplaugh, downlaugh, laughterly, laughterly,
Laughterderry, laughterderry.
O, burst out laughing, laughers!
O, set your laughing, laughers!

<1908-1909>

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