Itís no use to talk with you, my dear! What ye sayís but an incessant chatter. So Iíll better go to have a drink, And discuss with pals a serious matter. They have vital questions to decide, For example: ďWhoís the most hard drinker?Ē And their range of interests is wide - From our stand to where they sell hard liquors. We debate two quite important points, As we hold a heated conversation: Oneís where to obtain the missing coins, And the other - whoíll then fetch libation. Ye pour me bread kvass instead of wine... I ainít able to justify your vision. Your intelligence doesnít equal mine, Ye should polish up your erudition!
© Akbar Muhammad. Translation, 2015
[Adapted from Alec Vagapovís ďItís no use to talk to you...Ē.]