by Ivan Alekseyevich Bunin (1870 - 1953)

Cyganka
Language: Russian (Русский) 
Vperedi bol'shak, podvoda.
Staryj pes u kolesa, -
Vperedi opjat' svoboda,
Step', prostor i nebesa.

No pritvorshchica otstala,
Lovko semechki gryzet,
Govorit, chto v serdce zhalo,
Jad gorjuchij uneset.

Govorit... A chto zh igrajet
Jarkij ugol'nyj zrachok?
Solncem, zolotom sijajet,
No besstrasten i daljok.

Skol'ko jubok! Nogu strojno
Oblegajet bashmachok.
Stan struitsja bespokojno,
I zhemchuzhna smuglost' shchjok...

Vperedi bol'shak, podvoda,
Staryj pes u kolesa,
Schast'e, molodost', svoboda,
Solnce, stepi, nebesa.

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