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Благословляю вас, леса

Language: Russian (Русский)

Благословляю вас, леса, долины, нивы, горы, воды,
Благословляю я свободу и голубые небеса!

И посох мой благословляю, и эту бедную суму,
И степь от краю и до [краю]1,
и солнца свет, и ночи тьму,

И одинокую тропинку, по коей, нищий, я иду,
И в поле каждую былинку, 
и в небе каждую звезду!

О, если б мог всю жизнь смешать я,
Всю душу вместе с вами слить,
О, если б мог в мои объятья
я вас, враги, друзья, и братья,
И всю природу в мои объятья заключить!



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1 this is an archaic form; the modern version would have "края"

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