Sunday, March 21, 2010

"The Field of the Dead" from Alexander Nevsky

The real face of war, portrayed in art

I shall go across the show-clad field,
I shall fly above the field of death.
I shall search for valiant warriors,
my betrothed, my stalwart youths.
Here lies one felled by a wild saber;
there lies one impaled by an arrow.
From their wounds blood fell like rain
on our native soil, on our Russian fields.
The incredible music is by Sergei Prokofiev, from the legendary film by Sergei Eisenstein, Alexander Nevsky (Russian: Александр Невский).

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

War is a bad thing. But people are addicted to it. This might be the "beauty" of war I guess :).

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