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Hristo Botev – Христо Ботев

A Poem by Hristo Botev: On Parting

On Parting   1868 Don’t cry, mother, don’t grieve that I grew up as an outlaw, an outlaw, mother, a rebel, and abandoned you to your sorrow, mourning your first-born son. But curse, mother, and rage at this foul Turkish …

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A Poem by Hristo Botev: My Prayer

My Prayer O my God, my righteous God. Not you, in heaven apart, but you, who are within me, God – within my soul and heart… Not you, to whom the holy priests and monks must genuflect and all of …

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A Poem by Hristo Botev: St. George’s Day

St. George’s Day   ‘Rejoice, o people! Old and young Praise God today, and praise the king! ‘Tis Saint George’s Day,’ the sheep gave tongue As they trotted along behind their king, The shepherd (as foolish a king and carefree …

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A Poem by Hristo Botev: To My Brother

To My Brother It’s difficult to live, my brother, among such thick-skulled blunderheads; the fires of my youth are smothered, my heart is torn to bitter shreds. I love the land where I was born and I protect its ancient …

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A Poem by Hristo Botev : Eloped

Eloped In the glade a pipe is played, By the forest green and still, Where Stoyana, fair, sweet maid, Runs for water to the rill. In the garden screams her aunt, Woman shrewish, malice-fed. ‘Where are you so early bound? …

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A Poem by Hristo Botev : Stranger

Stranger Hurry, stranger, quickly come to your father’s home at last, do a dance before his home, join the dance the pass across. ‘Welcome’ you will hear them say – children, grandmas and that throng; and the girls – they …

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A Poem by Hristo Botev : Sharing

Sharing Our feelings have made of us brothers and our hidden thoughts have a same set, I do not believe there’s one thing on this earth we shall come to regret. Whether we’ve done good or bad we’ll let our …

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A Poem by Hristo Botev : Haidouks

Haidouks Father and Son Come, Grandfather, blow on your pipe now, And I will take up the tune With songs of our heroes, of haidouks, Songs of voivodes, of chieftains, Of Chavdar the terrible haidouk, Of Chavdar the captain of …

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A Poem by Hristo Botev : A Patriot

A Patriot A patriot be – for knowledge, freedom, The soul’s too small a price to pay! Mind you, not his soul, my brothers, The nation’s soul he’ll give away! And he’s kind to everybody, But you see – for …

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A Poem by Hristo Botev : Моята молитва

Моята молитва by : Hristo Botev От Христо Ботев “Благословен бог наш…” О, мой боже, правий боже! Не ти, що си в небесата, а ти, що си в мене, боже – мен в сърцето и в душата… Не ти, комуто се …

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