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Vcherashnjaja noch' byla tak svetla

Language: Russian (Русский)

Vcherashnjaja noch' byla tak svetla.
Vcherashnjaja noch' vsjo zvjozdy zazhgla tak jasno,
Chto, gljadja na kholmy i dremljushchij les,
Na vody, blestjashchije bleskom nebes,
Ja dumal: o, zhit' v `etom mire chudes prekrasno!

Prekrasny i volny i dal' stepej,
Prekrasna v odezhde zeljonykh vetvej dubrava;
Prekrasna ljubov' s vechno svezhim venkom,
I druzhby zvezda s neizmennym luchom,
I pesen vostorg s ozarennym chelom, i slava!

Vzgljanul ja na nebo, tam tverd' jasna;
Vysoko, vysoko voskhodit ona nad bezdnoj;
Tam zvezdy zhivye katjatsja v ogne...
I detskoje chuvstvo prosnulos' vo mne;
I dumal ja: luchshe nam v toj [tishine]1 nadzvjozdnoj!

Translation(s): ENG FRE GER

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1 Balakirev: "вышине" ("vyshine")

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  • Also set in German (Deutsch), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist ENG FRE by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky.

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  • ENG English (Laura Prichard) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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