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Слёзы людские, о слёзы людские

Language: Russian (Русский)

Слёзы людские, о слёзы людские,
Льётесь вы ранней и поздней порой,
Льётесь безвестные, льётесь незримые,
[Неистощимые, неисчислимые]1,
Льётесь, как льются струи [дождевые]2
В осень глухую порою ночной.

Translation(s): FRE FRE GER

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1 older spelling: "Неистощимыя, неисчислимыя" ("Nejistoshchimyja, nejischislimyja")
2 older spelling: "дождевыя" ("dozhdevyja")

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Les larmes humaines

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

Larmes, larmes que l’homme pleure,
Vous coulez dès la première heure
Et jusques au dernier jour,
Larmes, vous coulez, inconnues,
Invisibles, et continues,
Larmes de deuil ou d’amour,
Innombrables, intarissables,
Sur nos espoirs bâtis de sables
Vous coulez, éternel bruit,
Comme les ruisseaux monotones
De la pluie en les longs automnes
Coulent à travers la nuit !

Confirmed with Catulle Mendès, Petits poèmes russes, Paris, G. Charpentier et E. Fasquelle, 1893, pages 21-22.

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Based on
  • a text in Russian (Русский) by Fyodor Ivanovich Tyutchev (1803 - 1873), no title, first published 1849? GER
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Mikhail Vasilyevich Antsev, Nikolai Nikolayevich Cherepnin, Reinhold Moritzevich Glière, Aleksandr Tikhonovich Gretchaninov, Vladimir Nikitich Kashperov, Nikolai Karlovich Medtner, Vladimir Ivanovich Rebikov, Nataliya Ilinichna Sats, Aleksandr Nikolayevich Shefer, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Vasily Andreyevich Zolotarev. Go to the text.

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Text added to the website: 2017-03-09.
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