by Anonymous / Unidentified Author
Translation © by Tom Kennedy

Language: Russian (Русский)  after the Spanish (Español) 
Available translation(s): ENG FRE
Не знаю, что это значит...
Сон чудесный приснился мне,
Как будто в лодке рыбачьей
Я плыву по бурной волне
Чёлн без вёсел, я их бросил...
Волны пенятся, злятся и топят мой чёлн,
Но отважно мчусь я среди тёмных,
Средь огромных волн,
Оттого, что в рыбачей этой лодке
По морской непокорной глуби
Мчишься ты, моя гордая,
мчишся вместе со мной
И меня ты будто тоже любишь!
О моя голубка! Посмотри же,
Как несётся в своей лодочке крупкой по морю
Бедный парень, что так крепко любит тебя!

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  • ENG English (Tom Kennedy) , title 1: "Dream (Barcarolle)", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Rêve", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Researcher for this text: Tom Kennedy
Dream (Barcarolle)
Language: English  after the Russian (Русский) 
I don't know what it means...
I dreamed in a magical sleep
I was in a fishing boat
I cruised on the stormy wave
My boat has no oars – I threw them away...
The waves foam angrily – try to sink my vessel
But, bravely I speed on through the dark
through the enormous waves
Because in this fishing boat
on the sea's unruly depths
Speed you also, my proud one,
Speed together with me
And it seems as if you love me
O my dove! Look now
How towards you in his fragile little boat
Poor fellow that loves you so strongly!


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