Itís no use to talk to thee! I think What thou sayíst is but a rambling chatter. So Iíll better go to have a drink, And discuss with boys 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: One is how to get the missing coins, And the other - who will fetch libation. Thou givíst me bread kvass instead of wine - Iím not able to justify thy vision... Thy horizon is different from mine, Thou shouldst polish up thy erudition!
© Akbar Muhammad. Translation, 2015
[Adapted from Alec Vagapovís ďItís no use to talk to you...Ē.]