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The poem Like Harps, Like Harps (from Pavlo Tychyna: The Complete Early Poetry Collection) by Pavlo Tychnya is as follows:

Like harps, like harps -
the golden groves resounded
Selfstrumming:
spring is coming
Fragrant,
Adorned
With flower-pearls
With thoughts, with thoughts-
The azure overflowed like the sea with ships
Tender-toned:
There will be fiery
Battle!
There will be laughter, mother of pearl
Lament.

I will stop and gaze about -
Rivulets everywhere like chimes, a golden lark
Undulating:
Spring in full bloom
Bountiful,
Adorned
With flower-pearls.
My love, my dearest -
Whether you walk forlorn, or filled with brimming happiness
There beyond the fileds:
O, open up
The wheat husk of eyelashes:
There will be laughter, and mother-of-pearl
Lament...

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Why is "laughter" and "mother of pearl" followed by "lament" twice in this poem?

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  • in original it's "...laughing, weeping..." and "of pearls" on the next line. Let's say "pearl-like weeping"? Try google-translate the analysis of this poem zno.if.ua/?p=2577.
    – Andra
    Aug 27, 2022 at 17:39
  • not "of pearls", maybe the right word is "pearlescent"
    – Andra
    Aug 27, 2022 at 21:16

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