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Peyo Kracholov Yavorov (1878-1914)

Born in Chirpan, interrupted early education in Plovidv because health and financial problems. Self-educated, and after moving to Sofia held many professions. Become a guerilla fighter in Macedonia and fought with Goce Delchev until the 1903 death of the last one. During this period, Populism, Socialism, and revolutionary pathos flavored his poetry. Latre he was associated with the National Library and National Theater. From this period originate the plays V polite na Vitosha (In the Foothills of Vitosha) i Kogato grqm udari - kak ehoto zagluhva (The Lighning Strikes: The Thunder Dies Away).

Yavorov personal tragedy revolved about two women. Eventually, he comited suicide after both of them tragically died.

Dve Hubavi Ochi/Two Pretty Eyes


 

Dve hubavi ochi. Dushata na dete.

Two pretty eyes. The soul of a child.

v dve hubavi ochi; - muzika - lqchi.

In them is music - light.

Ne iskat i ne obeshtavat te...

They don't desire, they hold no promises inside.

Dushata mi se moli,

My soul - in pray,

dete,

Oh, child,

dushata mi se moli!

My soul - in pray!

Strasti i nevoli

The sorrow-passions of the day

shte hvqrlyat utre vqrhu tyah

will cover them within

buloto na sram i gryah.

- a veil of shame and sin.

Buloto na sram i gryah -

The veil of shame and sin

ne shte go hvqrlyat vqrhu tayh

won't cover them within

strasti i nevoli.

by sorrow-passions of the day.

Dushata mi se moli,

My soul - in pray,

dete,

Oh, child

dushata mi se moli...

My soul - in pray!

ne iskat i ne obeshtavat te! -

They don't desire, they hold no promises inside.

Dve hubavi ochi. Muzika, lqchi

Two pretty eyes. ...And music-light

v dve hubavi ochi. Dushata na dete.

in them... The soul of a child.

Last modified: September 22, 1997

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