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From Lesya Ukrainka:

January 9, 2016

And who placed me here

amidst all these ruins and griefs, as keeper?

Who was it laid on me the obligation

to wake the dead and divert the living

with a kaleidoscope of joys and sorrows?

Who planted within my heart this pride?

Who gave me courage like a two-edged sword?

Who summoned me to raise the oriflamme

of song and dreams, of thoughts rebellious?

… My hands lift up my invisible weapon

and war cries burst, resounding, in my heart …

-Rhythms, VI

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