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Language: Russian (Русский)

Я видел ночь: она передо мной,
Вся в черном шла, живая, молодая
Волшевница, с поникшей головой,
Зарницами, как взглядами сверкая.

Прозрачен был её воздушный стан;
Но чуял я дыханья знойный трепет.
И в тишине, как ласковый обман,
Незримых уст призывный нёсся лепет:

Казалось мне, что чудная зовёт
Меня с собой к любви и наслажденью.

И я всё шёл, всё шёл за ней вперед.
Объятый весь огнём её и тенью.

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, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Sergey Rybin) , title 1: "Apparition", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "La vision", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:30

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La vision

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

J'ai vu la nuit : elle est passée devant moi,
Habillée tout en noir, vivante, jeune,
Sorcière, la tête baissée,
Ses yeux lançant des éclairs.

Sa forme éthérée semblait transparente ;
Mais je sentais le tremblement de son souffle brûlant,
Et dans le silence comme une tendre illusion,
De ses lèvres invisibles le murmure volait vers moi.

Il me semblait que la merveilleuse apparition
M'appelait vers les délices de l'amour.
Et je l'ai suivie encore, l'ai suivie encore,
Enveloppé par son feu et son ombre.

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