Proverbs of Hell

Song Cycle by Dmitri Nikolaevich Smirnov (1948 - 2020)

1. A little flower [sung text checked 1 time]

To create
a little flower
is the labour
of ages.

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  • RUS Russian (Русский) [singable] (Dmitri Nikolaevich Smirnov) , "Маленький цветик", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Researcher for this text: Dmitri Smirnov

2. The busy bee [sung text checked 1 time]

The busy bee
has no time
for sorrow.

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  • RUS Russian (Русский) [singable] (Dmitri Nikolaevich Smirnov) , "Пчёлка", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Researcher for this text: Dmitri Smirnov

3. An eagle [sung text checked 1 time]

When thou seest
an Eagle,
thou seest
a portion of Genius.
lift up thy head!

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  • RUS Russian (Русский) [singable] (Dmitri Nikolaevich Smirnov) , "Орёл", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Researcher for this text: Dmitri Smirnov

4. The clock [sung text checked 1 time]

The hours of folly
are measur'd by the clock,
but of wisdom:
no clock can measure.

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  • RUS Russian (Русский) [singable] (Dmitri Nikolaevich Smirnov) , "Часы", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Researcher for this text: Dmitri Smirnov

5. Pestilence [sung text checked 1 time]

He who desires
but acts not,
breeds pestilence.

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  • RUS Russian (Русский) [singable] (Dmitri Nikolaevich Smirnov) , "Чума", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Researcher for this text: Dmitri Smirnov

6. Black and white [sung text checked 1 time]

The crow
wish'd every thing
was black,
the owl,
that every thing
was white.

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  • RUS Russian (Русский) [singable] (Dmitri Nikolaevich Smirnov) , "Чёрное и белое", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Researcher for this text: Dmitri Smirnov

7. Eternity [sung text checked 1 time]

Eternity
is in love
with the productions
of time.

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  • RUS Russian (Русский) [singable] (Dmitri Nikolaevich Smirnov) , "Вечность", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Researcher for this text: Dmitri Smirnov
Total word count: 80