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Телега жизни

Language: Russian (Русский)

Хоть тяжело подчас в ней бремя 
Телега на ходу легка;
Ямщик лихой, седое время,
Везет, не слезет с облучка.

С утра садимся мы в телегу;
Мы [рады голову сломать]1
И, презирая лень и негу,
Кричим: «[пошёл, ебёна мать]2!»

Но в полдень нет уж той отваги;
Порастрясло нас; нам страшней
И косогоры и овраги;
Кричим: «полегче, дуралей!»

Катит по-прежнему телега;
Под вечер мы привыкли к ней,
И, дремля, едем до ночлега --
А время гонит лошадей.


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1 Medtner: "pogonjajem s jamshchikom"
2 Medtner: "valjaj po vsem po trem"

Submitted by Emily Ezust

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