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Йейтс Уильям Батлер
«Стихи. (В переводах разных авторов)»

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would I say, most wise of living souls:


Young subtle Conchubar sat close by me


When I gave judgment, and his words were wise,


And what to me was burden without end,


To him seemed easy, So I laid the crown


Upon his head to cast away my sorrow.




Druid. What would you, king of the proud Red Branch kings?




Fergus. A king and proud! and that is my despair.


I feast amid my people on the hill,


And pace the woods, and drive my chariot-wheels


In the white border of the murmuring sea;


And still I feel the crown upon my head




Druid. What would you, Fergus?




Fergus. Be no more a king


But learn the dreaming wisdom that is yours.




Druid. Look on my thin grey hair and hollow cheeks


And on these hands that may not lift the sword,


This body trembling like a wind-blown reed.


No woman's loved me, no man sought my help.




Fergus. A king is but a foolish labourer


Who wastes his blood to be another's dream.




Druid. Take, if you must, this little bag of dreams;


Unloose the cord, and they will wrap you round.




Fergus. I see my life go drifting like a river


From change to change; I have been many things -


A green drop in the surge, a gleam of light


Upon a sword, a fir-tree on a hill,


An old slave grinding at a heavy quern,


A king sitting upon a chair of gold -


And all these things were wonderful and great;


But now I have grown nothing, knowing all.


Ah! Druid, Druid, how great webs of sorrow


Lay hidden in the small slate-coloured thing!






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