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Daniil Ivanovich Kharms

(30 December 1905 – 2 February 1942 / Saint Petersburg)

A Song


We shall close our eyes,
O people! O people!
We shall open our eyes,
O warriors! O warriors!

Lift us up above the sea,
O angels! O angels!
Drown the enemy under the sea,
O demons! O demons!

We have closed our eyes,
O people! O people!
We have opened our eyes,
O warriors! O warriors!

Give us strength to fly over the sea,
O birds! O birds!
Give us courage to die under the sea,
O fish! O fish!

Submitted: Wednesday, April 07, 2010

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