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Сожжённое письмо

Language: Russian (Русский)

Прощай, письмо любви, прощай!
Она велела...
Как долго медлила, как долго не хотела
Рука предать огню все радости мои,
Но, полно, час настал,
Гори, письмо лубви! Готов я:
Ничему душа моя не внемлет...
Минуту.. вспыхнули... пылают...
Лёгкий дым виясь теряется с молением моим.
Свершилось. Тёмные свернулися листы;
На лёгком пепле их заветные черты белеют.
Грудь моя стеснилась. Пепел милый,
Отрада бедная в судьбе моей унылой,
Останься век со мной на горестной груди.

Translation(s): FRE

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Submitted by Yuri Mitelman and Guy Laffaille [Guest Editor]

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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):

  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "La lettre brûlée", copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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

Last modified: 2017-01-16 11:35:42
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Word count: 72

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La lettre brûlée

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

Au revoir, lettre d'amour, au revoir !
Elle l'a dit...
Elle a longtemps hésité, longtemps je n'ai pas voulu,
Ma main, à mettre le feu à toute ma joie,
Mais, assez, l'heure est venue,
Brûle, lettre d'amour, je suis prêt :
Mon âme n'entend plus rien...
Une minute... Elle éclate... Des flammes...
Une fumée légère disparaît avec ma supplication.
C'est fini. Les pages noircies se sont contractées ; 
Les chères lignes brillent encore dans les cendres.
Ma poitrine est oppressée. Chères cendres,
Pauvre joie de ma sombre vie,
Reste avec moi dans mon cœur triste...

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Based on
  • a text in Russian (Русский) by Aleksandr Sergeyevich Pushkin (1799 - 1837), "Сожжённое письмо", first published 1825
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): César Antonovich Cui, Platon Iliaronovich Mayboroda. Go to the text.


Text added to the website: 2017-01-16.
Last modified: 2017-02-16 14:15:08
Line count: 14
Word count: 95