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Каб Крылы...

    Наталля Аляксееўна Арсеньнева

    Злавілася сонца у сеці,
    у сеці, сатканыя з хмар...
    Каб крылы саколія мець мне
    ды дзесь па-над хмары ўзляцець мне
    у сонца нясцерпны пажар!

    Хай вочы мае занявідзяць,
    хай змоўкне навекі мой спеў,
    хай людзі мяне зненавідзяць, —
    а дух мой да сонца ўзляцеў!

If I Had Wings

    by Natalla Arsiennieva

    The sun in a net is imprisoned,
    A net that the rainclouds have spun,
    If wings of a hawk I were given,
    Then cloudwards my path I'd have striven.
    To unbearable heat of the sun.

    Let my eyes grow dim and sightless,
    Let my singing forever be dumb,
    Let people hate and deride me,
    If my spirit has winged to the sun!








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