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Мчаться мавпи, наче п’яні,
з диким криком по ліані,
що звисає низько, низько,
чуєш стукіт - тупіт ніг?
Значить це, що близько, близько
від тебе тобі не знаний
та жахливий носоріг.

Бачиш це усіх хвилює,
чуєш тупіт? Безумовно,
якщо буйвіл й той лягає,
відступає глибше в бруд.
Нетутешнє полюбляєш?
не чекай на порятунок!
Заховатись ніде тут.

Підніми у гору руки,
з гімном щасття і розлуки,
погляд в матових туманах
думки в далечінь зведуть,
та з країн давно вже знаних
нам невидимі фелуки
за тобою припливуть.

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A Ballad

Lucifer my friend gave me five horses / and one gold ruby ring, / for me to go down, down into the ground, / for me to see the sky's young face. / / My horses beat their hooves, snorted, begged / to gallop like birds all over the earth, / and I believed the sun's light burned for me, ...

The Turkey

In the morning of my unsure memory / I recall a many-coloured meadow, / where ruled a haughty / turkey, adored by me. / / He was malicious and free, / his beak crimson as fire / and he was sharply scornful / of my four years. / / Neither chocolate, nor caramels, / nor pineapp...

The palm groves and the aloe thickets…

The palm groves and the aloe thickets, / a silvery, matt stream, / the sky is infinitely blue, / the sky is gold from rays. / / What more do you want, heart? / Is happiness a fable or a lie? / Why do you give yourself up submissively / to another faith temptations? / / Do you w...

The Giraffe

O, the look in your eyes this morning is more than usually sad, / With your little arms wrapped round your knees and body bent in half. / Let me tell you a story: far, far away, on the distant shores of Lake Chad, / There roams a most majestic giraffe / / Blessed with a handsome build and...

A Ballad

My friend, Lucifer gave five horses to me, / And a radiant ruby-stone beautiful ring, / So that I could go down to marvelous caves, / And could see there heaven's celestial face. / / Snorted horses, and zealous, they hoofed, and they begged / To race over and over the space of the earth...