Poems and Songs of Vladimir Vysotsky. A Road Story.

Commentary to the song “A Road Story”.

The Gospel According to Saint Luke says, “Be ye merciful, even as your Father is merciful.”

The surah “The Family of ’Imran” says, “Be quick in the race for forgiveness from your Lord, and for a Garden whose width is that of the heavens and of the earth, prepared for the righteous, those who spend (in Allah’s cause), whether in prosperity, or in adversity, who restrain anger, and pardon men; for Allah loves those who do good.”

And it is pertinent to give here Publilius Syrus’ words: “Multa ignoscendo fit potens potentior.” (“By forgiving many things, the powerful man becomes more pow­er­ful.”)

The presented text is adapted from George Tokarev and Alex Tolkachev’s translations.

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