The Rhythmic Structure of Vladimir Vysotsky’s Poems and Songs.

The Structure of the Song “Thank Thee, O God, for Thy grace...”

A.
b.
A.
b.

8+3.
10+3.
8+3.
10+3.

2-5-8-11.
3-6-9-12.
2-5-8-11.
3-6-9-12.

Thank Thee, O God, for Thy grace, (*) (*) (*)
That with time we forget any woe. (*) (*) (*)
But what troubles me doesn’t melt, (*) (*) (*)
As if it’s the perpetual snow. (*) (*) (*)

a.
B.
a.
B.

9+2.
6+4.
9+2.
6.

2-5-8-11.
3-6-9.
2-5-8-11.
3-6.

It doesn’t melt e’en in the summer, (*) (*)
When I burn with the heat... (*) (*) (*) (*)
And I know well that this trouble (*) (*)
Will be ever with me. (*) (*) (*)

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