They raise no crosses on these mass graves, And widows aren’t weeping near, But people bring flowers fresh in bouquets, And lit the Eternal Flame here. Here the ground heaved up in the past, While granite slabs are in the present. None individual fate stays apart, But all fates are fused in together. The Eternal Flame shows a blazing tank And burning along Russian huts, The burning Smolensk and the burning Reichstag, And the soldiers’ burning hearts. The tearful widows not seen at mass graves - The people more stronger walk here. As said, on these graves no crosses are raised, But does this makes easier healing?
© Vitaly Khazansky. Translation, 2012