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    Украинский (Українська)



Цю ніч в кафе ми смакували к'янті,
Коли ввійшов, спитавши шері-бренді,
Високий і немолодий ефенді,
Що ворог християнам у Леванті.

Йому я кинув: «Друже, перестаньте
Зневажливо кривитись — ви не денді,
У час, коли неначе у легенді
Зелену ніч минає Даяманті.»

Та він розвердився, ногою тупнув: «Баби!
На тому тижні чорний камінь Каби
Підробкою назвати утвердили.»

Тоді зітхнув, замислився глибоко,
Прошепотів із сумом: «Миші з'їли
Три волосини з бороди Пророка».

Другие переводы:

  • Сербский
    Миломир Булатович
  • Словацкий
    Ян Квапил

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