The Birdlet (God's birdlet knows...)
by Alexander Pushkin
God's birdlet knows
Nor care, nor toil;
Nor weaves it painfully
An everlasting nest.
Thro' the long night on the twig it slumbers;
When rises the red sun
Birdie listens to the voice of God
And it starts, and it sings.
When Spring, Nature's Beauty,
And the burning summer have passed,
And the fog, and the rain,
By the late fall are brought,
Men are wearied, men are grieved,
But birdie flies into distant lands,
Into warm climes, beyond the blue sea:
Flies away until the spring.
This piece is not found among Pushkin's Lyrical Poems. It is a song taken from a longer Narrative Poem, called
Translator: Translated from the Russian, By Ivan Panin
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