GOGOL - ТУМАС ЙОСТА ТРАНСТРЕМЕР - ШВЕЦІЯ - СУЧАСНА ЛІТЕРАТУРА В ЮНАЦЬКОМУ ЧИТАННІ - посібник-хрестоматія
The jacket threadbare as a wolf pack.
The face like a marble slab.
Sitting in the circle of his letters in the grove that rustles
with scorn and error,
the heart blowing like a scrap of paper through the inhospitable
The sunset is now creeping like a fox over this country,
igniting the grass in a mere moment.
Space is full of horns and hooves underneath
the barouche glides like a shadow between my father’s
St. Petersburg on the same latitude as annihilation
(did you see the beauty in the leaning tower)
and around the ice-bound tenements floating like a jellyfish
the poor man in his cloak.
And here, enveloped in fasts, is the man who before was
surrounded by the herds of laughter,
but these have long since taken themselves to tracts far above
the tree line.
Men’s unsteady tables.
Look outside, see how darkness burns hard a whole galaxy of souls.
Rise up then on your chariot of fire and leave the country!
(Переклад Роберта Блая)