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

The Structure of the Poem “Around the clock—day and night...”

A.
b*.
A.
b*.

11*+4.
10+5.
8+4.
10+5.

2-5-8-11-14.
2-5-8-11-14.
2-5-8-11.
2-5-8-11-14.

Around the clock— (*) (*) (*) day and night— (*) (*) (*) (*)
If not to respect the morality— (*) (*) (*) (*) (*)
It will be for thee very frightful (*) (*) (*) (*)
To be in thy own society. (*) (*) (*) (*) (*)

a.
a.
b.
b.
b.
b.

9+3.
9+3.
9+3.
9+6.
9+3.
9.

2-5-8-11.
2-5-8-11.
2-5-8-11.
2-5-8-11-14.
2-5-8-11.
2-5-8.

It is not too hard to work miracles, (*) (*) (*)
Just give it a try, O my dears— (*) (*) (*)
Do make every twenty-four hours (*) (*) (*)
The pleasant and non-tiresome hours. (*) (*) (*) (*) (*) (*)
I wish that your twenty-four hours (*) (*) (*)
Will be in reality wondrous!

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