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Я пережил свои желанья

Language: Russian (Русский)

Я пережил свои желанья,
Я разлюбил свои мечты;
Остались мне одни страданья,
Плоды сердечной пустоты.

Под бурями судьбы жестокой
Увял цветущий мой венец,
Живу печально, одинокой
И жду: придёт ли мой конец?

Так, поздним хладом [поражённый,]1
[Как бури слышен зимний свист,]2
Один на ветке обнажённой
Трепещет запоздалый лист.

Translation(s): CZE ENG ENG

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1 Titov: "поражённой" ("porazhjonnoj")
2 Medtner: "Как слышен зимней бури свист" ("Kak slyshen zimnjej buri svist") [in some editions]

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  • ENG English (A. D. P. Briggs) , title 1: "I have outlived my aspirations", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Jennifer Gliere) , copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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

Last modified: 2017-02-14 22:24:10
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I have outlived my aspirations

Language: English after the Russian (Русский)

 I have outlived my aspirations
 I have outloved my every dream
 	Suffering is my sole persuasion,
 	My heart feels only what has been.
 Green was my garland - it has faded,
 Blown by a destiny severe,
 But I live on, alone and jaded,
 	Wondering if my end is near.
 Defeated by the autumn frost,
 With winter whistling down the heath,
 On a bare branch, alone and lost,
 I'm a forgotten, shivering leaf.

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Based on
  • a text in Russian (Русский) by Aleksandr Sergeyevich Pushkin (1799 - 1837), 1821, first published 1823 CZE
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Evgenii Fedorovich Alenev, Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Aliabev, Nikolai Karlovich Medtner, Nikolai Sergeyevich Titov. Go to the text.


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

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:46
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Word count: 73