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Language: Russian (Русский)

Ty' v strasti gorestnoj naxodish` naslazhden`e;
tebe priyatno slyozy' lit`,
naprasny'm plamenem tomit` voobrazhen`e
i v serdce tixoe uny'nie tait`.

Pover`, ne lyubish` ty', neopy'tny'j mechtatel`!
O, esli by' tebya, uny'ly'x chuvstv iskatel`,
postiglo strashnoe bezumie lyubvi;
kogda b ves` yad eyo kipel v tvoej krovi;

kogda by' v dolgie chasy' bessonnoj nochi
na lozhe, medlenno terzaemy'j toskoj,
ty' zval obmanchivy'j pokoj,
votshhe smy'kaya skorbny' ochi,

pokrovy' zharkie, ry'daya, obnimal
i soxnul v beshenstve besplodnogo zhelan`ya, -
pover`, togda b ty' ne pital
neblagodarnogo mechtan`ya!

Net, net! v slezax upav k nogam
svoej lyubovnicy' nadmennoj,
drozhashhij, bledny'j, isstuplenny'j,
togda b voskliknul ty' k bogam:

,,Otdajte, bogi, mne rassudok omrachenny'j,
voz`mite ot menya sej obraz rokovoj!
Dovol`no ya lyubil; otdajte mne pokoj!
No mrachnaya lyubov` i obraz nezabvenny'j
ostalis` vechno by' s toboj.

Translation(s): ENG

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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):

  • ENG English (Jennifer Gliere) , title 1: "To a dreamer", 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 10:01:46

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