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The Giraffe

Жираф

I see that this morning your eyes are especially sad;
Especially slender the arms that encircle your calves
Well, listen, far off to the south on the shores of Lake Chad,
There roams the exquisite giraffe.

To him have been given harmonious figure and grace,
His hide is embellished with pattern of magic design,
Which only the Moon would have daring enough to retrace
As playfully dancing she dapples the lake with her shine.

He seems at a distance a luminous sail on the waves
And fluid his gait, like a bird in its rapturous flight.
But only the Earth knows the site of the marble walled caves
To which he retreats when the sun starts to set every night.

I’d cheer you with tales of this land full of legend and song,
Of young tribal chiefs and dark maids, of their passion and pain…
But you have been breathing the fogs of the North for too long
And don’t want to believe there is anything else but the rain.

No lighthearted tales of the tropics can make your heart glad
You cannot imagine the palms or the scent of the alien grass…
You’re crying? Well, listen… on the distant shores of Lake Chad
There roams the exquisite giraffe.

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  • Ольга Слободкина
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  • Бартон Раффел, Алла Бураго
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  • Фёдор Манин
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  • Маша Блох
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  • Марианна Кауфман
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  • Ричард Маккейн
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  • Миша Руднев
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  • Оксана Соловьева
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  • Стефен Додсон
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  • Алексей Ткаченко-Гастев
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  • Александр Ситницкий
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  • Малькольм Линдси
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  • Александр Шаумян
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  • Катарина Гилберт
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  • Бабр
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  • Бренди Вермильон
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  • Болгарский
    Бойко Ламбовски
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  • Иврит
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  • Макар Свирепый
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  • Испанский
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  • Эрнесто Эрнандес Бусто, Хосе Мануэль Прието
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  • Амайя Лакаса, Рафаэль Руис де ла Кеста
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  • Ксения Дьяконова, Хосе Матео
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  • Итальянский
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  • Мануэла Витторелли
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  • Алекс Бронштейн
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  • Каталанский
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  • Китайский
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  • Ван Чжао Цзянь
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  • Немецкий
    Ирмгард Вилле
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  • Борис Брайнин
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  • Осетинский
    Инал Плиев
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  • Словацкий
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  • Украинский
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  • Наталия Горишная
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  • Французский
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  • Хорватский
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  • Эсперанто
    Татьяна Аудерская
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  • Эстонский
    Калью Кангур
    Kaelkirjak
  • Андрес Эхин
    Kaelkirjak
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  • Японский
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  • Персидский
    автор неизвестен
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  • Греческий
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  • Португальский
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  • Джерсийский
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