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Language: Russian (Русский)

Скучай. Ты создана для скуки.
Без жгучих чувств отрады нет,
Как нет возврата без разлуки,
Как без боренья нет побед.

Скучай. Скучай, словам любви внимая
В тиши сердечной пустоты,
Приветом лживым отвечая
На правду девственной мечты.

Скучай, с рожденья до могилы
Заране путь начертан твой,
По капле ты истратишь силы,
Потом умрёшь - и Бог с тобой,
И Бог с тобой!

Translation(s): ENG FRE GER 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 (Sergey Rybin) , "Be bored", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Ennuie-toi", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) (Frieder Anders) , "Langeweile", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) (Bertram Kottmann) , "Langeweile dich", copyright © 2017, (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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Langeweile dich

Language: German (Deutsch) after the Russian (Русский)

Langweile dich! Du bist dazu geschaffen.
Ohn’ Leidenschaft ist keine Freude,
kein Wiedersehnen ohne Trennung,
und keine Siege ohne Kampf.

Sei ihnen überdrüssig, meinen Liebesworten,
in der Leere deines stummen Herzens,
auf die Wahrhaftigkeit meines unschuld’gen Traums
verlogen antwortend.

Langweile dich. Von der Wiege bis zur Bahre
ist dein Weg schon vorgezeichnet.
Tropfen um Tropfen wirst du deine Kraft verlieren
und dann sterben, und Gott mit dir …
und Gott mit dir!

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  • Translation from Russian (Русский) to German (Deutsch) copyright © 2017 by Bertram Kottmann, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you must ask the copyright-holder(s) directly for permission. If you receive no response, you must consider it a refusal.

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Text added to the website: 2017-11-09 00:00:00.

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Word count: 72