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Questions tagged [like-water-like-fire]
Questions about 'Like Water, Like Fire', an anthology of Belarusian poetry in English translation published in 1971. Use with the tag [belarusian-literature].
The poem Gnomica by Siarhiej Dziarhaj starts as follows:
The tear is always bitter,
And sweat is salty,
And blood is crimson,
And grief is murky.
What does the word "Gnomica" mean in this ...
Maksim Tank's poem The Sun-Clock describes his sun clock as "remarkably accurate". However, he further states that
When someone asks me
"What o'clock is it?"
Like my ...
The poem I am glad to be a man by Maksim Tank includes these lines:
Only I, having lived through a past
Of prison, hard frost, loss of freedom,
Villages ruined to ash...
Is Maksim Tank talking about ...
According to Britannica, Belarus has relatively few natural resources:
Belarus is generally poorly endowed with mineral resources. The government is attempting to accelerate the development of its ...
Nov 1, 2022 at 4:15
The Belarusian poem It would be well by Maksim Tank (which was written in the aftermath of brutal fighting in Belarus during WWII) included the following line:
The winds level over our war-torn ...
Jun 15, 2022 at 13:57
The Eagle Well-Spring by Alaksiej Zarycki was dedicated "to the memory of Captain Hastel."
It includes the lines
... For the eagle's grave came not seeking!
That's where Hastel's heart ...
May 1, 2022 at 3:16
The Heart by Alaksiej Zarycki starts off by saying:
A miser I,
The greatest of misers
All that I can find in
My heart I am hiding.
Dreams from youth rising,
Battle's loud thunder,
Fortune'd bright ...
May 1, 2022 at 2:45
A poem by Pimien Pancanka in Like Water, like Fire is simply titled * * *, and it was labeled "Iran, 1944" at the end.
It includes the following lines:
The cranes fly beyond Kazbek and El'...
Apr 29, 2022 at 2:00
My Hut by Anatol Astrejka ends with the following lines:
When no trace of war will meet you,
To deep forest glades once more
I'll return, again to greet it,
My partisan hut of yore.
Earlier, the ...
Apr 27, 2022 at 3:19
Native Bread by Piatro Hlebka starts as follows:
The fire burns. Round the trench is massing
For home yearn our countrymen,
And the partisan young lasses
Bake and dry flat loaves again.
May that ...
Apr 27, 2022 at 3:08
Arkadź Kulašoǔ has a poem entitled "Moscow Street," which starts with the line "I live on Moscow Street, I have my home there".
Where is Moscow Street? Is this actually in Moscow? ...
Mar 13, 2022 at 17:36
In his poem Last Words, Valancin Taulaj wrote:
I am a Communist! there are many like me
In this our land that from the dawn of time has growned,
Never shall magnates crush us, though they strike us,
Mar 13, 2022 at 13:40
The Tower by Ales Dudar contains the following:
The tower sleeps? What is it dreaming?
It rises, gloomy, like a ghost.
A prison here? A belly seeming?
Who is there that can guess its past?
Mar 2, 2022 at 4:14
Jakub Kolas's poem Evenings (from The New Land) contains the following lines:
I see level lands, far over
Nioman water, and their clothing
What is Nioman water?
Jan 30, 2022 at 20:00
Follow-up to: Is Belarus actually hard to farm?
The poem I love by Kanstancyja Bujla contains the following lines:
I love our Byelorussian nation,
Cottages where green orchards throng,
Dec 29, 2021 at 18:03
Like Water, Like Fire contains the following poem:
Where the Egyptian sands spread far around,
Close where the waves of azure Nile are flowing,
A tomb stood many thousands of years: men going
Nov 18, 2021 at 23:34
In several poems in Like Water, like Fire, Belarus is spelled "Byelorussia", and in some it's spelled "Biełaruś". Why is that?
Oct 7, 2021 at 3:02
To Our Native Land by Janka Lučyna starts as follows:
Thou art spread widely with forests and marshes,
With sand-dune expanses that grant but poor living
It then goes on to talk about how bad the ...
Oct 2, 2021 at 23:46
The poem Do Not Shun Me... starts as follows:
Do not shun me, my lord, nor recoil
Because callouses all my hands cover;
For such sis the badget of a hard toil,
And will not defile you, no never.
Sep 15, 2021 at 1:43
The poem My Pipe by Francisak Bahusevic contains the following lines:
Like fish from the river,
On the ice a-flapping,
Just so I, it happened,
Forty years flapped, yearning,
Yet knew no returning,
Sep 4, 2021 at 5:49
"Play then, play" by Pauluk or Paŭli︠u︡k Bahrym (in the poetry anthology Like Water, like Fire) contains the following lines:
... But the bagpipes I must play, for
I in Krosyn cannot stay ...
Sep 1, 2021 at 0:33
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