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Language: Russian (Русский) after the English

Они умрут - и мертвым нет возврата.
К могиле их открытой Скорбь идет,
Седая, слабым голосом зовет
То друга, то любовника, то брата;
     Напрасен плач, напрасен стон,
Они [ушли]1 - и нет для них возврата,
От них остался только ряд имен.

Как тяжела родных сердец утрата!

Не плачь, о, Скорбь, сестра души моей.
Не плачь!
          Но ты не хочешь утешений.
Понятен мне весь гнет твоих мучений:
Не здесь ли ты, с толпой своих друзей,
   В избытке сил весною наслаждалась?
   О, как была ты молода,
   И как заманчиво тогда
   Тебе надежда улыбалась!

Непродолжительна была твоя весна,
   Мечты волшебные умчались,
   Ты поседела, ты - одна,
   И от друзей твоих остались
   Одни пустые имена.

S. Blumenfel'd sets lines 1-8

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1 Blumenfeld: "умрут"

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Text added to the website: 2014-05-02 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:12

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Word count: 111

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