Vladimir Vysotsky. The Interrupted Flifht.

Commentary to the poem “Though I’m awake, I dream prophetic verses...”

This poem calls to mind Lucius Annaeus Seneca’s words: “Id facere laus est quod decet, non quod licet.” (“It is praiseworthy to do what is becoming, and not merely what is lawful.”)

Here also comes to mind Gabdulla Tukay’s poem “My Star”.

Another close in spirit Gabdulla Tukay’s poem is “Follow My Way”.

And, of course, it is pertinent to recall here Gabdulla Tukay’s poem “On Criticism”.

The presented text is adapted from Sergey Roy’s translation.

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