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Дробится, и плещет и брызжет волна

Language: Russian (Русский)

Дробится, и плещет и брызжет волна
мне в очи соленою влагой;
недвижно на камне сижу я, полна
душа безотчетной отвагой.

Валы за валами, прибой и отбой,
и пена их гребни покрыла.
О, море, кого же мне вызвать на бой,
изведать воскресшие силы?

Почуяло сердце, что жизнь хороша,
вы, волны, размыкали горе,
от грома и плеска проснулась луша -
сродни ей шумящее море!

Translation(s): ENG FRE GER

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  • Also set in German (Deutsch), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist ENG FRE by Lothar Kempter.

Other available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Sergey Rybin) , copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:52
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Word count: 62

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La vague se brise, éclabousse et arrose

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

La vague se brise, éclabousse et arrose
Mes yeux d'humidité salée ;
Je suis assis immobile sur le rocher, l'âme
Pleine d'un courage irraisonné.

Vague après vague, montant et descendant,
Les crêtes sont couvertes d'écume.
Oh, mer, qui dois-je appeler pour lutter,
Pour connaître la puissance de la résurrection ?

Mon cœur sent que la vie est belle,
Vous, les vagues, avez dissipé le chagrin,
Mon âme s'est éveillée du tonnerre et des éclaboussures
Semblables au rugissement de la mer !

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Translations of title(s):
"Дробится, и плещет и брызжет волна" = "La vague se brise, éclabousse et arrose"
"У моря" = "Grâce à la mer"


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  • a text in Russian (Русский) by Aleksei Konstantinovich Tolstoy, Count (1817 - 1875), no title, first published 1858 ENG GER
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): César Antonovich Cui, Nikolai Andreyevich Rimsky-Korsakov, Anton Grigoryevich Rubinstein. Go to the text.


Text added to the website: 2017-01-24.
Last modified: 2017-02-16 14:15:08
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