More from the Eveny
Whoever strives forcefully towards happiness
Can manage to break strong rope.
When you meet suddenly with unexpected misfortune,
Don’t rush: Think! Observe!
Don’t turn back!
And you will win in your unequal struggle!
If you want to be a true man,
Rely only on yourself!
It is very difficult to scramble up the steep slope
to your goal,
Even harder to do good to another.
For happiness is not given to anyone lightly,
It is brittle like the first ice of autumn,
It comes only to those Who are true to mondji!
from an improvised song by Vasily Pavlovich