On a rugged cliff, the very edge, above the endless chasm I keep lashing at my horses with my whip clenched in a spasm But the air is growing thinner, I am gasping, drowning, crying I can sense with horrid wonder, I am vanishing, Iím dying Slow your gallop, oh my horses! Slow your gallop I say! Donít you listen to my stinging whip! But the horses I was given, stubborn and so unforgiving, Canít complete the life Iím living, cant conclude the verse Iím singing I will stop for a blink, I will let horses drink For a brief second more, I will stand on the brink... I will perish, as a feather that the hurricane has swallowed, In a chariot theyíll pull me through the snow in blinding gallop All I ask of you my horses, slow your pace but for a moment To prolong the final seconds of approach to my last comfort.         I will stop for a blink, I will let horses drink For a brief second more, I will stand on the brink... We have made it. Right on time, God has left us with few choices But the why are angels singing with such fiendish scolding voices, Or it that the horse bell ringing in a frenzy drenched with tears, Or is it I the one whoís screaming for my horses to shift gears? Slow your gallop, oh my horses! Slow your gallop I say! Donít you listen to my stinging whip! But the horses I was given, stubborn and so unforgiving, Canít complete the life Iím living, at least let me finish singing I will stop for a blink, I will let horses drink For a brief second more, I will stand on the brink...
© Stanley Altshuller. Translation, 2002
© Stanley Altshuller. Performance, ?