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Погоди! Для чего торопиться!

Language: Russian (Русский)

Погоди! Для чего торопиться!
Ведь и так жизнь несется стрелой!
Погоди! Погоди! ты успеешь проститься,
Как лучами восток загорится.
Но дождёмся ль мы ночи такой?

Посмотри, посмотри, как чудесно
Убран звездами купол небесный!
Как мечтательно смотрит луна!
Как темно в этой сени древеснои,
И какая везде тишина!

Только слышно, как шепчут берёзы,
Да стучит сердце в пылкой груди...
Воздух весь полон запахом розы...
Милый друг! Это жизнь, а не грёзы!
Жизнь летит... погоди! Жизнь летит... погоди!

Translation(s): ENG FRE GER

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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 (Jennifer Gliere) , copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Attends", copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) [singable] (Bruno Tutenberg) , "O verweil!"

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

Last modified: 2017-08-03 16:53:06
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Language: French (Français) after the Russian (Русский)

Attends ! Pourquoi se dépêcher !
Après tout la vie vole comme une flèche !
Attends ! Attends ! tu as le temps de dire au revoir,
Avant que les rayons de lumière brillent à l'est.
Mais combien attendrons-nous pour une telle nuit ?

Regarde, regarde, comme est magnifique
La voûte du ciel décorée par les étoiles !
Comme la lune regarde rêveusement !
Comme il fait sombre dans l'ombre des bois
Et tout ce silence !

Nous entendons seulement, comme un chuchotement des bouleaux,
Le cœur qui bat dans la poitrine ardente...
L'air est plein du parfum des roses...
Doux ami ! C'est la vie, pas un rêve !
La vie vole !... Attends ! La vie vole !... Attends !

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Text added to the website: 2016-08-06.
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