Yerofeyev had two Ys
greenYgrey asked two whys
why am I virtually travelling?
why am I fantasy writing?
There was a one word answer
to retain a sense of wonder
but wonder’s homophone is wander
and that made it wonder
if it was also because mind wander
helped it imagine an eternal traveller
its spirit had now become
as our planet orbits the sun
circling the Earth like celestial moon
writing propane to a hot air balloon.
Petushki – Moscow Play Homage
To mark reaching Moscow in the twentieth episode of its epic comedy fantasy travel X Files parody XaW Files search for our Andy Warhol it looks as if the greenYgrey has celebrated with a twenty-line poem. Six lines longer than my introductory poem!
It seems it travelled on the Moscow – Petushki train, following a landmark narrative path written down by a famous Vladimir city writer called Yerofeyev. It must have passed through Vladimir between Nizhny Novgorod and Moscow.
This greenYgrey statue and surroundings scene will guide you to the greenYgrey’s homage…
XaW Files Chapter 1 Episode 20
An autobiographic alcoholic
intellectual on a short train ride
was the most famous work
of Venedict Vasilyevich Yerofeyev
Vladimir’s most prestigious
prose poem writer
according to Wikipedia.
Petushki, Vladimir Oblast
forty-two miles west of Nizhny
the destination point
on a seventy-eight miles journey
Moscow to the end of the line
worth an episode of mine.
Venya died after Moscow return
failing to disembark love’s train
lost in a sea of sozzled words
high-minded philosophy world
from his tale I aimed to learn
to only keep on fantasy travelling
until finding our creative halfling.