Commentary to the song “On Volodya Vysotsky”.
If I have given you delight
By aught that I have done,
Let me lie quiet in that night
Which shall be yours anon:
And for the little, little span
The dead are borne in mind,
Seek not to question other than
The books I leave behind.
This song is dedicated to Vladimir Vysotsky’s wife Marina Vladimirovna Polyakova (Marina Vladi).