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Paulius Širvys

TIESIU TOLIAMS RANKAS
I Extend My Arms to the Far Off

P.Sirvys

    P.Širvys had written relatively little verses, nonetheless they are known and loved by the people of various ages, are recited and sung. His poetry is autobiographic. A verse-song of P.Širvys ingenuously reveals his feelings. The song arises from yearning, and, just like love or friendship, is the cardinal spiritual value.
    The works of P.Širvys are comparable to the poetry of S.Nėris and J.Degutytė.