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ON THE SQUARE On the square, beside the church there, Revolution’s under way. “Shepherd, you shall be commander We’ve agreed!” the people say.

Pavlo Tychina (1891-1967)

“Mount your horses! Freedom’s coming!” – Noise and uproar on the square – “Happiness and land are waiting!” Scarlet banners rise and flare. On the square, beside the church there, Mothers hold back tears of love – Shine more clearly in the heavens, Light their way, bright moon above! On the square now all is silent … Dust is put to flight … Evening. Night. 1918

Pavlo Tichina (1891-1967)  

Pavlo Tichina (1891-1967)

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