Taras Shevchenko. Blind Man or The Captive. Detail. Pencil. 1843.
Translated by John Weir
More Taras Shevchenko's poems translated from Ukrainian into English by John Weir:
John Weir (Ivan Fedorovych Viv'yurskiy), a Canadian of the Ukrainian lineage, was a talented English-speaking translator of the second half of the 19ih century. During his life he translated 29 Shevchenko's poetic works, a prosaic foreword to the poem of «The Haidamaky», the narrative «The Artist», the poet’s autobiographic letter and some excerpts from his diary. John Weir, being a translator with the Ukrainian root, felt melodiousness of Shevchenko’s lines, understood a social foundation of the poet's artistic images.
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Taras Shevchenko's poem «Calamity Once More!» («Мій Боже милий, знову лихо!») — English and Irish translation by Gabriel Rosenstock