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Language: Russian (Русский)

Когда поэт, описивая даму, начнёт:
,,Я шла по улице. В боко впился корсет``
Здесь я не понимал конечно
прямо что, мол, под дамою скривается поэт.
Я истину тебе по-друшески открою:
поэт мужчина и даже с бородою.

Translation(s): ENG FRE

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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)

Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English [singable] (Leonard Lehrman) , "To a critic", copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "À un critique", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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À un critique

Language: French (Français) after the Russian (Русский)

Quand un poète, décrivant une dame, commence :
« Je marchais dans la rue. Mon corset me faisait mal au côté. »
Ici, ne prenez pas ce « je » à la lettre,
Naturellement, derrière la dame était caché un poète.
En vérité je te révèle amicalement ceci :
Le poète est un homme et même avec une barbe.

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