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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
 
Song of the Drowning Cossack
By Florence Randal Livesay, trans.
 
From “Old Folk Songs of Ukraina”

GO, my horse, along the road, through the new gates;
And my old mother will come out to meet you.
But tell her not, little steed, that I was drowned—
Tell her, my little horse, that I have married.
Oi! my friends at the wedding are maples drooping over water,        5
My marriage-brokers are carpenters in the water,
My groomsmen are of the drift-wood,
My kinsmen are the pike in the river,
And my bride—the still waters!
 
 
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