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Что ты клонишь над водами

Language: Russian (Русский)

Что ты клонишь над водами,
Ива, макушку свою?
И дрожащими листами,
Словно жадными устами,
Ловишь беглую струю?

Хоть томится, хоть трепещет
Каждый лист твой над струей...
Но струя бежит и плещет,
И, на солнце нежась, блещет,
И смеётся над тобой...

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  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Le saule", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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Die Weide

Language: German (Deutsch) after the Russian (Русский)

Warum tief zum Wasser senkst du,
Weidenbaum, dein schwankes Haupt? 
Deine Zweige zitternd hängst du,
In die Flut, die flüchtige, drängst du
Gierig, wie man Küsse raubt.

Wie auch zitternd wie auch bangend 
Jedes Blatt sich drängt zur Flut: 
In der Sonne Schimmer prangend,
Springt sie fort, vor dir nicht bangend,
Lacht dich aus voll Übermuth.

Confirmed with Friedrich Bodenstedt's Gesammelte Schriften. Gesammt-Ausgabe in zwölf Bänden. Siebenter Band: Russische Dichter. Deutsch von Friedrich Bodenstedt. III. Michaïl Lermontoff, Kolzoff und Andere. Vierter Band, Berlin, Verlag der Königlichen Geheimen Ober-Hofbuchdruckeerei (R. v. Decker), 1866, p. 168.

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  • a text in Russian (Русский) by Fyodor Ivanovich Tyutchev (1803 - 1873), first published 1836 FRE
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Georgi Lvovitch Catoire, Aleksandr Vasilyevich Kuznetsov, Matveyev, Nikolai Karlovich Medtner, Vladimir Pol, Pauline Viardot-García. Go to the text.

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Text added to the website: 2014-02-07.
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