Translation of my love poem into modern Ruthenian. The ancient Ruthenian is the ancestor of Belarusian, Ukrainian, rusyn. This living eastern Slavic language is considered by some to be a dialect of Ukrainian. There are several dialects and 60,000 speakers in Ukraine, Poland, Romania, Hungary, and Slovakia among others. The Ruthenians are Slavs from the East established in the Eastern Carpathians, Bukovina and Galicia, regions that were subjected to Hungarian and Polish domination and are now in Ukraine.