Anfisa and Animals

The set of postcards.

Mice

Anfisa is mustering Mices grand swarm
Wearing the powerful chAnfisa and the Mice.

Swans

Anfisa is writing her sonnets with quills
The Swans are stark-naked, and catching a chill.

Hippo

Anfisa is making the Hippo foureyes
His nausea he simply cannot disguise.

Cockroach

Anfisa aspires without a coach
To skillfully wrestle bristles of the Roach.

Deer

Anfisa has painted the antlers of Deer
Shes lazy, hence clean are the sides and the rear.

Centipedes

Anfisa is crumbling the pastry around
By crumbles all Centipedes are quite spellbound.

Hedgehogs

Anfisas enjoying her windowsill scenery:
The Hedgehogs are succulent thorny pot greenery.

Pigeon

Anfisa is loading the worrisome Dove
With some outrageously punitive stuff.

Whale

Anfisa is sure that every Whale
Could certainly master melodious wail.

Kangaroo

Anfisa is happy to help and consort
The Kangaroos baby shes taking on board.

Lion

Anfisa surprises the Lion no end
Hes got for his birthday the muffins of sand.

Bugs

Anfisa believes that the Bugs are no fright
The Bugs are prudential: no fight, better flight.

Worms

Anfisa is lacing her luxury shoes
With two Worms that are dangling loose.

Jellyfish

Anfisa adores the Jellyfish ways:
In her stingy leggings she stubbornly stays.

Snakes

Anfisa is torturing Snakes, for it matters:
For her and her mommy shes making nice sweaters.

Wood Louse

Anfisa is dreading the ghastly Wood Louse
Come night, and the Louse is haunting the house.

Goat

Anfisa swops things in her fanciful manner
The telly has horns, and the Goat has antennae.

Rhino

Anfisa is definite: Rhinos must wear
Not just one horn but fifteen, everywhere.

Panda

Anfisa makes moths surrender and yield:
The back of the Pandas a lavender field.

Cuckoo

Anfisa cuts open the Cuckoos neck
She is taking out the batteries pack.

Shrimps

Anfisa is in command of the Shrimps
And numerous other aquatic nymphs.

Fox

Anfisa is puzzled by the Foxs hairstyle
Shell tend to it closely in a short while.

Donkey

Anfisa sees through the Donkeys sweet soul
Subduing him well with the raspberry bowl.

Heron

Anfisa doesnt need any juicer, so far
She squeezes the Herons carrot nectar.

Squirrel

Spiny lobster

Giraffe

Anfisa bites the Giraffe in the nape
And neither the others can really escape.

Cat

Anfisa is treating the Cat with a party
The Cat is enjoying her borschtch, and her latte.

Anfisa and Animals

Idea: Sasha Toropchin Illustrations: Vitaly Ilyin
Texts: Sasha Toropchin, Galya Bozhok Translation: Shashi Do