At the top of my stress Iíd have gone out, But today - like the day before: They have cornered me up, have they cornered, - Hunting gaily to numbersí score! Double barrels are banging from spruces - There riflemen hid in the shade, - On the snow the wolves tumbling do this Perfect animate target for fate. There is a hunting going on, the hunt is on now - Mature beast and pup the same of grizzle packs! When beaters shouting, dogs barking till they vomit down, Upon the snow red of blood and spotting flags. Playing fair with wolves in the same way Marksmen not - their arms donít shake, Having bounded freedom by flags they Shoot us straight and for sure to take. Wolves can never offend against custom, - From a child for the blind puppies growth Sucking milk we, the cubs, took on trust some Postulate that flags shouldnít be crossed! Here is a hunting going on, the hunt is on now - Mature beast and pup the same of grizzle packs! When beaters shouting, dogs barking till they vomit down, Upon the snow red of blood and spotting flags. Having legs, jaws of quickness that arenít short, - Will you answer, my leader, why then Hunted down we rush within gunshot Not endeavouring over the ban?! To the different law never trended. Time is over for me and for fun: That huntsman whom for I am intended Gave a smile when raising his gun. There is a hunting going on, the hunt is on now - Mature beast and pup the same of grizzle packs! When beaters shouting, dogs barking till they vomit down, Upon the snow red of blood and spotting flags. Now out of handle you find me - Flags across, living at any price! Only joyful I heard that behind me People shouting being surprised. At the top of me stress Iíd have gone out, As today is no day before: They have cornered me up, have they cornered, - But the hunters had nothing to score! There is a hunting going on, the hunt is on now - Mature beast and pup the same of grizzle packs! When beaters shouting, dogs barking till they vomit down, Upon the snow red of blood and spotting flags.
© Natalia Tverskova. Translation, 2000