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V. Vysotsky The common graves
They don't put up crosses on communal graves,
And widows don't come to shed tears;
But flowers are laid and eternal flames
Will never be quenched, it appears.
The earth that was shaking and heaving of late
With granite and marble is plated.
There isn't a single separate fate,
All fates are in one integrated.
We see in the flame our burning tank,
A house on fire and smoulder,
The burning Smolensk and the burning Reichstag,
The burning heart of a soldier.
The tearful widows don't visit the place,
To give and receive the blessing.
They don't put up crosses on communal graves
But does it make less distressing?
Translation of Alec Vagapov
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