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У прыпар

    Алесь Гарун

    І ўдарыла!
    — Святы Ілля...*
    Маланка ўраз з'явілася,
    Мільгнула і звалілася,
    І дожджыкам аблілася
    Гарачая зямля.
    Кроплі разам, згодна, жвава,
    Пояць ўсё, што xoчa піць:
    Збожжа, дрэвы, краскі, травы
    Вулкі хочуць затапіць,
    Б'юць у стрэхі, мыюць шыбы,
    Мыюць хаты, мочаць сад
    У рэчцы спожыў маюць рыбы...
    — Хто ў прыпар дажджу ня рад?
    — Няма!
    І сонка паказалася,
    Маўляў, само купалася
    Прыемна усміхаецца,
    Блішчыць, пераліваецца,
    Яскрава адбіваецца
    На траўцы, на лісточку,
    У рэчцы, ў раўчачочку,
    На вулачцы, ў садочку
    Зямля ўздыхае поўнымі,
    Шчаслівымі, чароўнымі
    Грудзямі усіма.

Sultry Weather

    by Alies' Harun

    No breath of air,
    Cloud everywhere
    A crash! A flare!
    Elijah's out!*
    A lightning flame revealed on high
    Flickered and rolled down from the sky,
    And sweet rains came to ease the dry
    Earth's burning drought.
    Drops in swift refreshing showers
    Give drink to all that long to drink:
    Grainfields, trees and grass and flowers;
    They try to flood lanes to the brink,
    Wash windows, beat on rooftops pounding,
    Wash houses, drench orchards again;
    Fish in the streams have food abounding...
    In sultry weather who hates rain?
    Decreasing now,
    And ceasing now,
    Grows peaceful now...
    — And rest!
    And the sun shows forth again,
    As if fresh from a bath again,
    Smiles with pleasant glinting,
    Shines and makes all glitter,
    Sets bright sparkles flitting
    On grass-blades and on foliage green,
    In the ditch and on the stream,
    In the lane, in the orchard gleams;
    And the earth breathes deeply, panting
    With every one of its enchanting
    Full and happy breasts.

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