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Я та ви

Я и Вы

Так, знаю, я вам не до пари,
Я прийшов із чужих країв,
До вподоби не шепіт гітари,
А зурни відчайдушний спів.
Не по залах та не для салонів,
Модним сукням і піджакам –
Я читаю вірші для драконів,
Розбишакам і простакам.
Я люблю - як араб в пустелі,
До води в спрагу так припав,
А не лицар на фресках стелі,
Що на зірку свою чекав.
І помру не в своєму ліжку
При нотаріусах й лікарях,
А у мандрах, пройшовши пішки
Нескінченний той битий шлях,
Щоб зайти не для всіх відкритий
В протестантський, чистенький рай,
А туди, де злодій і митар,
І блудниця крикнуть: „Вставай!”

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