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Language: Russian (Русский)

O, esli pravda, čto v noči,
Kogda pokojatsja živye,
I s neba lunnye luči
Skol'zjat na kamni grobovye,
O, esli pravda, čto togda
Pustejut tichie mogily
JA ten' zovu, ja ždu Leily:
Ko mne, moj drug, sjuda, sjuda!

Javis', vozljublennaja ten',
Kak ty byla pered razlukoj,
Bledna, chladna, kak zimnij den', 
Iskažena poslednej mukoj.
Pridi, kak dal'njaja zvezda,
Kak [lëgkij]1 zvuk il' dunoven'e
Il' kak užasnoe viden'e,
Mne vsë ravno: sjuda, sjuda!

Zovu tebja ne dlja togo,
Čtob ukorjat' ljudej, č'ja zloba
Ubila druga moego,
Il' čtob izvedat' tajny groba,
Ne dlja togo, čto inogda
Somnen'em mučus' no, toskuja,
Choču skazat', čto vsë ljublju ja,
Čto vsë ja tvoj. Sjuda, sjuda!

Translation(s): ENG FRE GER GER

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1 Medtner: "легкой" ("legkoj")

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  • ENG English (Barbara Miller) , "Plea", copyright © 2004, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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