Cartoon: From One Cauldron into Another
Boris Efimov, with text by Samuil Marshak. "From One Cauldron into Another," Literatura gazetta, May 1, 1945. The cauldron was a pervasive device among satirists. The poem reads: "One cauldron . . . Another cauldron . . . / I’ll say without mincing words / That he has diligently passed / His front-line course of cauldrons. // A cauldron on the Volga, on the Dnieper / And at the Baltic waters . . . / He did not think that on the Spree / He’d also end up in a cauldron. // And henever dreamed, / When setting off for war, / That he had the possibility / Of a "home study" of cauldrons. // Why wander far from home / Amid foreign steppes / When the city of Berlin / Is the finest cauldron of all? // Throw more firewood into the stove, / Comrades, friends of ours, / Until the final cauldron of all / Boils up the pig!"