"Why weighs the heart heavy?"
("Choho meni tiazhko, choho meni nudno")
Why weighs the heart heavy? Why drags life so dreary?
Translated by Vera Rich
Source of the original poem in Ukrainian: Taras Shevchenko. Zibrannia tvoriv: U 6 t. — K., 2003. — T. 1: Poeziia 1837-1847. — S. 282; S. 708 - 709.
Source of English translation of the poem: Taras Shevchenko."Song out of Darkness". Selected poems translated from the Ukrainian by Vera Rich. London, 1961, p. 40.
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