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Aleksey Borisovich Mozgovoy — “It is a gift to die in May…”

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It is a gift to die in May…

Aleksey Borisovich Mozgovoy
22.05.2013

It is a gift to die in May—
An easy task to dig a grave,
And nightingales will sing their song
Inimitably, like their last.In May, the thunder of storms supplants
A funerals’ dismal songs and sounds,
And rain that comes instead of tears
Dissolves the memories’ regret.

The shelt’ring barrow of the grave
Beneath the emerald of grass;
A cross is a redundant mark
Among a grove of weary birch.

Beneath the rustling newborn leaves,
With irrepresible thirst for life,
The sun has yet to burn the grass,
And every thing is animate.

It is a gift to die in May,
To stay behind in vernal dew.
And though I could not do it all,
There are no doubts where none remain…
It is a gift, to die in May…

Не плохо в мае умереть,
Могильщику копать удобно.
И соловьи всё будут петь,
В последний раз, так бесподобно.Под грохот первых майских гроз,
Вместо унылых отпеваний…
И дождь, прольётся вместо слёз,
Он смоет грусть воспоминаний.

Могильный холмик приютит,
Под покрывалом трав зелёных.
Пусть даже крест там не стоит,
Среди берёзок утомленных.

Под шелест листьев молодых,
Что только к жизни потянулись.
Пока ещё нет трав седых,
А только, только всё проснулось.

Не плохо в мае умереть…
Остаться в свежести весенней.
И хоть не смог я всё успеть,
Но не осталось уж сомнений…
Не плохо, в мае умереть…

attributed to the pen of Alexey Borisovich Mozgovoy / translated from Russian by Gleb Bazov

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12 thoughts on “Aleksey Borisovich Mozgovoy — “It is a gift to die in May…”

  1. Reblogged this on susannapanevin.

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    Posted by susannapanevin | May 24, 2015, 03:58
  2. Reblogged this on Where do We go from Here? and commented:
    It is a gift, to die in May…

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    Posted by Sisyphus47 | May 24, 2015, 06:39
  3. in german:

    Im Mai zu sterben, Alexej Mosgowoj

    Im Mai zu sterben, ist nicht schlecht,
    die Totengräber graben bequem.
    Und all die Nachtigallen singen,
    Ein letztes Mal, so unvergleichlich.

    Und das Dröhnen der Maistürme,
    Übertönt die Trauer der Beerdigung …
    Und der Regen, verströmt statt Tränen,
    wäscht die traurigen Erinnerungen fort.

    Schützender Grabhügel
    Unter einer Decke von grünem Gras.
    Nicht mal ein Kreuz steht dort,
    Inmitten von müden Birken.

    Das Rascheln der jungen Blätter,
    Die es ins Leben zieht.
    Das Gras noch nicht sonnenwelk,
    Und Alles, Alles ist erst aufgewacht.

    Im Mai zu sterben, ist nicht schlecht …
    Zurückzuleiben im frischen Frühling.
    Und obwohl ich nicht alles verstehen konnte,
    Bleibt doch kein Zweifel …

    Im Mai zu sterben, ist nicht schlecht …

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    Posted by urkeramik | May 24, 2015, 13:33
  4. An Angel tells a person that he will die; in response Alexey Borisovich wrote a good poem.

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    Posted by Jalaluddin | May 26, 2015, 10:50
  5. Reblogged this on Citizens, not serfs.

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    Posted by conartistocracy | June 25, 2015, 08:35

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