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О, долго буду я, в молчаньи ночи тайной

Language: Russian (Русский)

О, долго буду я, в молчаньи ночи тайной,
Коварный лепет твой, улыбку, взор случайный,
Перстам послушную [волос]1 густую прядь,
Из мыслей изгонять, и снова призывать;
Дыша порывисто, один, никем не зримый,
Досады и стыда румянами палимый,
Искать хотя одной загадочной черты
В словах, которые произносила ты;
Шептать и поправлять былые выраженья
Речей моих с тобой, исполненных смущенья,
И в опьянении, наперекор уму,
Заветным именем будить ночную [мглу]2.

Translation(s): ENG FRE SPA

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S. Rachmaninov sets lines 1-4, 9-12

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1 Rachmaninov: "волос, волос твоих" ("volos, volos tvojikh")
2 Rachmaninov: "тьму" ("t'mu")

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Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Sergey Rybin) , copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Dans le silence de la nuit", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Juan Henríquez Concepción) , "En el silencio de la noche misteriosa", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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