Hristo Botev

(January 6, 1848 – June 2, 1876 / Kalofer)

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Hristo Botev (Bulgarian: Христо Ботев, also transliterated as Hristo Botyov) , born Hristo Botyov Petkov , was a Bulgarian poet and national revolutionary. Botev is widely considered by Bulgarians to be a symbolic historical figure and national hero. more »

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The Struggle

In sorrow youth passes, in sorrows and pains,
Angrily boils the blood in the veins;
Lowering brows - the mind cannot see,
Is it good or evil that is to be.
Memories weigh on the soul like lead,
Its rancorous broodings will not stop.
In the breast no love - of faith not a drop,
Nor a hope that from the sleep of the dead
A decent man can yet be waken -
With us to be decent is madness' token;
The fool is honoured everywhere,
'He's rich' they say, and do not care
How many men he has burnt alive,
How many orphans he's robbed to thrive,
How often he's ...

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