MICHAEL MURPHENKO

Mavka or Ukraine still hasn’t died

Alla Zagaykevych [music composer text]

“.. hiding in the reeds of a lake in the woods, getting warm in the roots of an old willow, listening to a strange song.. falling asleep.. awakening...”
(truly, this lasts an eternity.)

“But you are human – no one will catch you,”
the young poet said catching carps in the river by hand..
“But you are human –
Don't give up, you will break through..”
“There is still time, so bang your head against the ice!
There is still light, so bang your head against the ice!
Fight your way out, break through –
You will see a beautiful world!”(from Song 551 by Oleg Lyshega)

Alla Zagaykevych, composer