My dearest Volodenka,
We are planning to come to Moscow. I’m glad that you are well. I have hurt my knee, and haven’t danced in two weeks. Osya has got a full-time job (200 rubles) at Novaya Zhizn! It’s very warm here, but awfully windy… See more
I’ve heard said that in Moscow the streets are dead after 10 pm. That sounds dreadfully dull. I have put on three pounds and am feeling desperate. I want to lose it, but for some reason, I spend all day hungry and I can’t restrain myself. My room is very sweet but quite bare: it short of many things (wallpaper, lamps, dressers).
We played whist, poker, baccarat, sevens – for money, of course, as Mayakovsky demanded.