|IT DOESN'T TOUCH ME...|
|It doesn't touch me, not a whit||Our own land – yet a stranger's rather|
|If I live in Ukraine or no,||And speaking with his son, no father|
|If men recall me, or forget,||Will recall, nor bid him: Pray,|
|Lost as I am, in foreign snow,-||Pray, son! Of old, for our Ukraine,|
|Touches me not the slightest whit.||They tortured all his life away.|
|Captive, to manhood I have grown||It does not touch me, not a whit,|
|In strangers' homes, and by my own||Whether that son will pray, or no...|
|Unmourned, a weeping captive still,||But it does touch me deep if knave,|
|I'll die, all that is mine, I will||Evil rogues lull our Ukraine|
|Bear off; let not a trace remain||Asleep, and only in the flames|
|In our own glorious Ukraine.||Let her, all plundered, wake again.|
|That touches me with deepest pain.|
Translated by Vera Rich
|As a child I sometimes fell,||When I am weary of life's daily round|
|Hard enough for it to hurt||And daily sorrows that I see around me,|
|Though my heart with pain would swell,||I send my thoughts into a distant world -|
|Yet I rose without a word||My glances wander thoughts a land of|
|They asked me:"Did you hurt yourself?"||dreams.|
|I'm all-right, "I would reply -||What do I see in this far spacious realm?|
|My pride would then assert itself:||I see the future in the coming ages.|
|I laught in order not to cry.|
|But now the drama soon will end;|
|For me, a bitter cup to sip,|
|And a clever epigram|
|Is on the brink of tongue and lip|
|But laughter may be merciless:|
|I fear the blade of open chaff.|
|And so, surrending my pride,|
|I cry in order not to laugh.|
|February 2, 1897||і|
IV. Remember what these dates meant in the life of:
V. Use the words from the box to complete the sentences.
|Ukrainian||pen-name||the greatest ability||a folklore collection|
|painted the portraits||invisible rays||ethnography||childhood|
1. Lesya's Ukrainka mother was known by the _______ OlenaPchilka.
2. Lesya received education at home because of her _______.
3. She wrote her first poem _______ at the age of nine.
4. Lesya spent her _______ amidst the quiet and beautiful forests of Volyn.
5. Her book of _______ "On the Wings of Songs" was published in 1893.
6. When Ivan Poluyi was a student he has shown _______ to physics and
7. Polyui has written in _______ the first text-book on Geometry.
8. Polyui was the first who discover earlier than Wilhelm Roentgen.
9. As a result of his activity he was called as _______ by the czarist
10. Maksymovych is the founder of Ukrainian _______.
11. In 1834 M.Maksymovych published _______ "Ukrainian People's
12. In 1859 Maksymovych was visited by Taras Shevchenko who _______ of M.Maksymovych and his wife.
VI. Using the following title, say who these works were written by:
|"Marusya Churai"||Taras Shevchenko|
|"The Black Rada"||Lesya Ukrainka|
|"The history of Ukraine-Rus"||Ivan Franko|
|"Natalka Poltavka"||Mykhailo Maksymovych|
|"Zakhar Berkut"||Panteleimon Kulish|
|"Besides the hut the cherries are in bloom"||Ivan Polyui|
|"Ukrainian songs"||Ivan Kotlyarevskyi|
|"The Prayer book"||Mykhailo Kotsubynskyi|
|"Sylvan Song"||Lina Kostenko|
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