Five Ukrainian Poems

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Taras Shevchenko — Evening

Taras Shevchenko (1814–1861) is Ukraine’s national poet. He was one of the first to write in Ukrainian and was also a renowned painter. Here is one of his shorter poems from his first collection of poetry.

Evening

The cherry orchard is by the cottage
May bugs hum over the cherries
Ploughmen walk with their ploughs
Girls sing as they

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