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Radauskas, Henrikas: Bronze Orpheus sings (Bronzinio Orfėjas daina in English)

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Bronzinio Orfėjas daina (Lithuanian)

Per pievą eina bronzinis Orfėjus,

Jis skambina bestyge lyra.

Jis sušaukė pavasarius ir vėjus,

Jo graudžios raudos į upelį byra.


O vėjai ir pavasariai ir alkanas piemuo

Nežino, ar raudot su juo, ar grįžt namo.


O bronza verkia, šaukia Euridikę,

Kaip žuvys daužos vandeny daina.

Žolėj bėgioja spinduliai išdykę,

Ir medy supasi tingi diena.


O skruzdėlių būrys, laimingas ir ramus,

Baigia statyt kaip dangų išlenktus namus.

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Bronze Orpheus sings (English)

Bronze Orpheus crosses the field,

Playing a guitar without strings.

He's called up springtimes and winds

And now pours his grief in the stream.


None of the winds or springtimes,

          not even the hungry shepherd knows

Whether to grieve along or head back home.


His weeping bronze wails for Eurydice

Raise a song like fish pounding the water.

Mischievous sunglints run through the grass.

A lazy day swings in the trees.


A colony of ants finishes building

Its heaven-domed home in happy calm.

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