Poems of Taras Shevchenko. English translation by Alexander J. Motyl


Alexander John Motyl, translator Shevchenko's Poems in English

Alexander John Motyl (Олександр Мотиль) is a Ukrainian-American historian, political scientist, poet, writer, translator and painter.
He was born October 21, 1953, in New York City. Alexander Motyl studied at Columbia University, obtained BA in History in 1975 and a Ph.D. in Political Science in 1984. He has taught at Columbia University, Lehigh University, and Harvard University. He is professor of political science at Rutgers University-Newark at present.

Taras Shevchenko's poem
“Sontse zakhodyt', hory chorniiut'”
("Сонце заходить, гори чорніють")
1847, Orsk Fortress (Орська фортеця)

Poem of Taras Shevchenko,
"Mynaiut' dni, mynaiut'nochi"
("Минають дні, минають ночі"),
1845 Vjunishsce, (В’юнище)

Taras Shevchenko's poem
"Zapovit" / "Iak umru to pokhovaite"
("Заповіт" / "Як умру, то поховайте"),

1845, Pereiaslav (Переяслав)


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