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Элегия

Language: Russian (Русский)

Безумных лет угасшее веселье
мне тяжело, как смутное похмелье.
Но как вино печаль минувших дней
в моей душе чем старе, тем сильней.
Мой путь уныл. Сулит мне труд и горе
грядущего волнуемое море.

Но не хочу, о други, умирать!
Я жить хочу, чтоб мыслить и страдать.
И ведаю, мне будут наслажденья
меж горестей, забот и треволненья;
Порой опять гармонией упьюсь,
над вымыслом слезами обольюсь.
И может быть, на мой закат печальный
блеснет любовь улыбкою прощальной.


Translation(s): CZE ENG FRE

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  • ENG English (Dmitri Smirnov) , title 1: "Elegy", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Élégie", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:45
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Word count: 75

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Elegy

Language: English after the Russian (Русский)

       The vanished joy of my crazy years
Is as heavy as gloomy hang-over.
But, like wine, the sorrow of past days
Is stronger with time.
My path is sad. The waving sea of the future
Promises me only toil and sorrow.

        But, O my friends, I do not wish to die,
I want to live - to think and suffer.
I know, I'll have some pleasures
Among woes, cares and troubles.
Sometimes I'll be drunk with harmony again,
Or will weep over my visions,
And it's possible, at my sorrowful decline,
Love will flash with a parting smile.


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Based on
  • a text in Russian (Русский) by Aleksandr Sergeyevich Pushkin (1799 - 1837) CZE FRE
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Leslie Crabtree, César Antonovich Cui, Nikolai Karlovich Medtner, Dmitri Nikolaevich Smirnov. Go to the text.

 

Text added to the website: 2008-01-16.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:34
Line count: 14
Word count: 99