In 2016 the greatest Tatar poet Gabdulla Tuqay turns 130

In 2016 the greatest Tatar poet Gabdulla Tuqay turns 130!

 

GABDULLA TUQAY

THE SHURALEH

Past Kazan into the country

There’s a village called Kurlai.

In that village even hens cluck.

God alone could tell you why.

 

Even though I was not born there,

For a while it was my home.

There in spring I tilled and harrowed,

In the autumn reaped the loam.

 

I recall in all directions

Lay the backwood’s broad delight.

Grasslands there of glossy velvet

Dazzled everybody’s sight.

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