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K portretu

Language: Russian (Русский)

Kak mal'čik kudrjavyj, rezva,
Narjadna, kak babočka letom;
Značen'ja pustogo slova 
V ustach eë polny privetom.

Ej nravit'sja dolgo nel'zja:
Kak cep', ej nesnosna privyčka,
Ona uskol'znet, kak zmeja,
Porchnet i umčitsja, kak ptička.

Tait molodoe čelo
Po vole i radost', i gore.
V glazach, kak na nebe, svetlo,
V duše eë tëmno, kak v more!

To istinoj dyšit v nej vsë,
To vsë v nej pritvorno i ložno.
Ponjat' nevozmožno eë, 
Zato ne ljubit' ne vozmožno.

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]

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Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

  • by Nikolai Yakovlevich Myaskovsky (1881 - 1950), "К портрету", op. 40 (Двенадцать романсов на стихи М.Ю.Лермонтова = Dvenadcat' romansov na stikhi M. Yu. Lermontova (Twelve romances after poetry by M. Lermontov)) no. 4. [ sung text verified 1 time]

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