The Rhythmic Structure of Poems and Songs on Vladimir Vysotsky.

The Structure of Igor Girkin’s Poem “The Exhortation for Myself”.

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10*+2.
6+4.
8+2.
6+4.

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

Don’t wait for orders! (*) (*) Don’t sit still, (*) (*)
Don’t listen to dulcet tones! (*) (*) (*) (*)
Go forward through downpours and winds (*) (*)
And wailing of snowstorms! (*) (*) (*) (*)

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8+2.
6+4.
8+2.
6+4.

2-4-6-8-10.
2-4-6-8-10.
2-4-6-8-10.
2-4-6-8-10.

Forget about repose and ease, (*) (*)
While thou liv’st—make way! (*) (*) (*) (*)
There will be ages for those deeds (*) (*)
When lying in the grave! (*) (*) (*) (*)

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B.

8+2.
6+4.
10*+2.
6+4.

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

Be honest, brave, do a real work, (*) (*)
Be at thy work a swell. (*) (*) (*) (*)
If get’st to order— (*) (*) take care of (*) (*)
Thy people as of thyself! (*) (*) (*) (*)

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B.

8+2.
6+4.
8+2.
6+4.

2-4-6-8-10.
2-4-6-8-10.
2-4-6-8-10.
2-4-6-8-10.

The one who never made o’ersights, (*) (*)
He spent his days in vain— (*) (*) (*) (*)
That one didn’t bear the load of life (*) (*)
And dragged without avail! (*) (*) (*) (*)

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8+2.
6+4.
8+2.
6.

2-4-6-8-10.
2-4-6-8-10.
2-4-6-8-10.
2-4-6.

Don’t be concerned about a get (*) (*)
And what the public says— (*) (*) (*) (*)
Remember that but God will set (*) (*)
A price for thy affairs!

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