Wednesday, 21 May 2014

Francois Villon's Prayer by Bulat Okudzhava

Francois Villon's Prayer
 by Bulat Okudzhava 
 (Russian Poet and Songwriter Bulat Okudzhava was born in communists family, who had come from Tbilisi,  Georgia, Okudzhava was born May 9, 1924, in Moscow, Russia. He died: June 12, 1997, in Paris, France)


As long, as the earth keeps turning,
As long, as the sun is above,
Almighty, please give to all of us
The things that we do not have:

Grant a mind to the wise man,
The coward, grant him a horse,
The happy, let him have money,
And don't forget truly yours.

So far, as the earth keeps turning,
Almighty, as is your wont,
Grant to the striving for power
Rule as much as he wants.

Grant a break to the generous
At least till the start of dusk.
Grant repentance to Cain
And don't forget truly yours.

I know that you have the power
I've faith in wisdom of yours,
Believing as does a dead soldier
That right in the Heaven he dwells.

As truly believes every being:
That all that you say is true,
As we go on believing,
Not knowing what we do.

O Lord of my life, Almighty,
Blond tresses and green of eye,
So far as the earth keeps turning
Although it still wonders, "why?”

So far, as it still has left some
time, and fire to keep its course,
Grant something to everybody
And don't forget truly yours.

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