POETRY FORMAT, 19 Jun 2017

Adolf P. Shvedchikov – TRANSCEND Media Service

While the heart beats alive,
While the loopholes of the towers are silent,
While peasants are still reaping, and plowing,
While you hear songs everywhere,
While the dawn shines with dew,
While the sunsets glow,
While drums of war will not start to roar,
While we are warmed by summer,
While blood does not flow everywhere,
While death will do not scythe us,
While the soul asks for peace,
Let your heartbeat will not stop!

Dr. Adolf P. Shvedchikov is a Russian scientist, poet and translator. He has published over 150 scientific papers and 16 books in poetry. His poems has been translated into many languages and has been published in Russia, USA, Brazil, India, Japan, Korea, Spain, France, Greece, UK, Italy, Romania, Albania  and Australia. In 2013 he was nominated for the Nobel Prize for Literature. He may be contacted at adolfps@gmail.com.


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