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

The Structure of Vladimir Vysotsky’s Poem “Today I cannot seek oblivion or drink...”

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12+4.
10+4.
12*+2.
10.

2-4-6-8-10-12-14-16.
2-4-6-8-10-12-14.
2-4-6-8-10-12-14.
2-4-6-8-10.

Today I cannot seek oblivion or drink— (*) (*) (*) (*)
A verse has come and my conception is high. (*) (*) (*) (*)
Disturb me not, (*) (*) let me be going deep, (*) (*)
Let ye me fall to thinking for a while!

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