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әҭ ҿҧ

... әә ҭ,
ҵәӡ, әҵҧ ҧқә,

, ҧ ,
ҿ -, әҭ ҳә:

«әқә ӡ-, ә ,
Ҧҩә- , .

әҭҟӡ қә, қә ,
ә қққә , ә ҧ.

Ҳҧ ҵ, ҭҧҿ ҳә,
қә ә, ә ҳҳ.

ҭҳҵ , қә ,
ә, , қә .

ҳ ҳ, ҵ ә ә,
Ҳ ә, ҧҭҵәҟ ҧ.

Ҧӡ ҿ , әәӡ ,
Ӡ ҿ ӡ .

Ӡ- ҳҭҿ ә-ҭ,
ҭ ҭ әә ҭ.

Ҧӡ ә , әӡ әҭ,
әә ә, ҭ.

ҭ , ҭ ә, —
ҧ-ҭ ҟ ҳҭә.

әқәҧ, әқ
ә , ҳәҷ, ә...»

қә ҧ ҵәә,
ә ҳ, ҧҳә ҭә.



I shut Homer and sat by the bay window glass. / On my lips the last word of the Iliad fluttered. / The night watchman’s long shadow unhurriedly passed, / And above something - lamplight or moonlight - bright sputtered. / / So, so often I’d throw down challenging looks / And ...

The Magic Fiddle

My dear boy, you are so happy, ever merry, bright and smiling, / Do not ask for this sweet fortune that has poisoned worlds away. / You don’t know, you don’t know, you don’t know what is this violin, / What dark horrors lie in store for one who dares begin to play! / / I...

The Prophets

There are some prophets still among us, / Although the altars now are gone. / Their eyes are deep and they are lustrous / With flaming future of the dawn. / / But victor’s call is alienating, / Unfathomed words on them bear down, / They’re pale, and find intimidating / O...


Addis Ababa, city of roses. / Near the bank of transparent streams, / No earthly devas brought you here, / A diamond, amidst gloomy gorges. / / Armidin garden ... There a pilgrim / Keeps his oath of obscure love / (Mind, we all bow before him), / And the roses cloy, the roses red. ...

The joyful brotherhood

In eastern Russia are nights when the full moon distils strange perfume from the rank grasses; when the - God knows what - toads and perhaps night birds cry in weird, wailing tones; when the shadows of the trees stir like dying giants. If at the same time a millstream rumbles noisily past and lovers...

Have thou mercy! Enough of this pain and frustration...

Have thou mercy! Enough of this pain and frustration, / Let it end, this dark torture of shame and despair! / I forsook my self-will and its deadly temptations / I am tamed, thine for good. For my fate I don’t care. / / We’ve been lost for too long in the depths of the ocean, ...