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Где сладкий шёпот

Language: Russian (Русский)

Где сладкий шёпот
[Моих лесов?]1
Потоков ропот,
Цветы лугов?
Деревья голы;
Ковёр зимы
Покрыл холмы,
Луга и долы.
Под ледяной
Своей корой
Ручей немеет;
Все цепенеет,
Лишь ветер злой,
Бушуя, воет
И небо кроет
Седою мглой.

Зачем, тоскуя,
В окно слежу я
Метели лёт?
Любимцу счастья
Кров от ненастья
Оно даёт.
Огонь трескучий
В моей печи;
Его лучи
И пыл летучий
Мне веселят
Беспечный взгляд.
В тиши мечтаю
Перед живой
Его игрой
И забываю
Я бури вой.

О, провиденье,
Забуду я
И дуновенье
Бурь бытия.
Скорбя душою,
В тоске моей,
Склонюсь главою
На сердце к ней,
И под мятежной
Метелью бед,
Любовью нежной
Её согрет,
Забуду вскоре
Крутое горе,
Как в этот миг
Забыл природы
Гробовый лик
И непогоды
Мятежный крик.

Translation(s): ENG

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C. Cui sets stanza 1

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1 Cui: "Gustykh lesov,"

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

  • ENG English (Lyle Neff) , title 1: "Winter", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:20

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Word count: 122

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Language: English after the Russian (Русский)

Where are the sweet whisper
of dense forests,
the murmur of streams,
the flowers of meadows?
The trees are naked:
the carpet of winter
has covered the hills,
meadows, and valleys.
Under its
icy crust
the hand grows numb,
everything freezes.
Only the wicked wind
howls as it roars,
and the sky covers
with a gray haze.

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Based on
  • a text in Russian (Русский) by Evgeny Abramovich Baratynsky (1800 - 1844), no title, first published 1831
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Nikolai Nikolayevich Cherepnin, César Antonovich Cui, Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka, Aleksandr Tikhonovich Gretchaninov, Viktor Sergeyevich Kalinnikov, Sergey Mikhailovich Lyapunov, Nikolay Aleksandrovich Sokolov. Go to the text.


Text added to the website: 2013-01-20 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:05:07

Line count: 16
Word count: 57