Archive for October 20th, 2009

François Villon’s Prayer

October 20, 2009

The melody of Bulat Okudzhava’s ‘François Villon’s Prayer’ has been on my mind almost all day:

‘While the world is still turning, and while the daylight is broad,
Oh Lord, please give everyone what he hasn’t got.
Give the timid a horse to ride, give the wise a bright head
Give the fortunate money and about me don’t forget….’
(To the full text in English)