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Элегия

Language: Russian (Русский)

В тумане дремлет ночь. Безмолвная звезда 
Сквозь дымку облаков мерцает одиноко.
Звенят бубенцами уныло и далеко
Коней пасущихся стада.
Как ночи облака, изменчивые думы 
Несутся надо мной, тревожны и угрюмы; 
В них отблески надежд, когда-то дорогих, 
Давно потерянных, давно уж не живых.
В них сожаления... и слёзы.
Несутся думы те без цели и конца,
То, превратясь в черты любимого лица,
Зовут, рождая вновь в душе былые грёзы:
То, слившись в черный мрак, полны немой угрозы
Грядущего борьбой пугают робкий ум,
И слышится вдали. Нестройной жизни шум,
Толпы бездушной смех, вражды коварный ропот,
Житейской мелочи назаглушимый шопот,
Унылый смерти звон!... 
Предвестница звезда, как будто полная стыда,
Скрывает светлый лик в тумане безотрадном,
Как будущность моя, немом и непроглядном.


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) , "Elegy", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Élégie", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) (Frieder Anders) , "Elegie", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) (Bertram Kottmann) , "Elegie", 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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Word count: 117

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Elegie

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

Im Nebel ruht die Nacht. Stumm ist der Stern,
der einsam durch den Wolkenschleier schimmert.
Von ferne klingen wehmutsvoll die Glöckchen
grasender Pferde.
Wie nächt’ge Wolken jagen meine wechselnden Gedanken
über mich hinweg, beklemmend, düster,
Hoffnungsschimmer, die mir einst teuer,
längst verflogen und erloschen sind.
Mit ihnen mein Bedauern, meine Tränen.
Gedanken ziehen ohne End und Ziel,
zuweilen sich in Züge des geliebten Antlitz’ wandelnd,
rufen sie nach mir und wecken in der Seele mir aufs neue unerfüllte Träume,
zuweilen mit der schwarzen Nacht verschmolzen, voll stummen Drohens,
erschrecken sie den zagen Geist mit zukünftigen Kämpfen,
und in der Ferne höre ich des Lebens dissonantes Lärmen,
Gelächter einer seelenlosen Meute, feindseliges Gemurmel
und unentwegtes Tuscheln von Banalem,
den grimmen Schlag der Totenglocke!
Ein Stern geht auf, verbirgt, als wär er voll Scham,
sein leuchtend Antlitz hinter tristem Nebel,
der wortlos, undurchdringlich wie mein Morgen.


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Text added to the website: 2017-11-13 00:00:00.

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