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Why does the river refer to itself in the plural?

The Golden Hum by Pavlo Tychyna includes the following: :we'll grow tall! said the poplars. :we'll burst into song! said the flowers. :we'll overflow: said Old Man Dnipro. The poplars, flowers, and ...
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Why is "The choir of bell-flowers" referred to as "a fragment of a long poem" in the subtitle?

The Choir of Bell-Flowers by Pavlo Tychyna in The Complete Early Poetry Collection has the subtitle "A fragment of a long poem". What does this mean? Was that added by the translator or by ...
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Why do some lines in Stanza 2 of "Pastel" start with a colon?

from Pastel by Pavlo Tychyna: II The iron day Drank up some good wine Blossom, meadows! - :I've been walking-for a day- Graze, herds!- :to see my love- for a day- Ears of grain like cradles sway!- :...
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Why do willows go to the Cathedral?

Cathedral by Pavlo Tychyna starts as follows: Willows to one side, Beggars to the other. the willows bend and bend and bend. The beggars stoop over. Why is the Cathedral attended by those two groups ...
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What is swamp milk?

Pavlo Tychyna's poem Enharmonies starts as follows: Above the swamp milk is spun... A black raven lost in thought A grey raven is musing It pecked out eyes. God knows whose. I'm confused by this, ...
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Why did the sacrifice make the trees free?

The poem The poplars in the fallow fields are free starts as follows: The poplars in the fallow fields are free (Someone had brought a sacrifice at Sundown) What is this referring to? Who was the ...
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Why was the rye angry about being called "golden"?

From the poem "Somewhere Spring Approached" by Pavlo Tychnya: The rye ripened. I told her: "You're Golden!" Angrily her eyebrows splintered. She turned away. And left. And just ...
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Why does "Like Harps, Like Harps" end with "Lament..."?

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 ...
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Why did Pavlo Tychyna have to reject his Nobel Prize nomination?

According to the introduction to the author of Pavlo Tychnya: the Complete Early Poetry Collection, Tychnya was rewarded with the Stalin Prize for literature in 1941 for his poetry in support of the ...
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