Translation © by Emily Ezust

Дитя моё
Language: Russian (Русский) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Дитя моё, 
  Останься здесь со мной:
В воде привольное житьё 
  И холод, и покой.

Я созову [моих]1 сестёр, 
  Мы пляской круговой
Развеселим [туманный]2 взор
  И дух усталый твой!

Усни, постель твоя мягка, 
  Прозрачен твой покров.
[Пройдут года, пройдут века]3
  Под говор чудных снов.

О милый мой! не утаю, 
  Что я тебя люблю, 
Люблю как вольную струю, 
  Люблю как жизнь мою...

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1 Arensky: "svojikh"
2 Arensky, Dargomyzhsky: "unylyj"
3 Arensky: "Projdut veka, projdut goda"

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Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

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

  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , title 1: "My child, remain here with me", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) [singable] (Michel Dimitri Calvocoressi) , no title


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This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 16
Word count: 60

My child, remain here with me
Language: English  after the Russian (Русский) 
My child,
remain here with me.
In the water, existence is open and free,
yet cold and still.

I will call my sisters 
and we will join together in a dancing-circle;
we will chase away your sad gaze
and weary spirit.

Sleep; your bed is soft
and your cover is gauzy;
years and then centuries will pass
amid the babble of wonderful dreams.

O my dear, I do not conceal
that I love you;
I love you as one would love a free stream,
as one would love life itself.

Authorship

  • Translation from Russian (Русский) to English copyright © by Emily Ezust

    Emily Ezust permits her translations to be reproduced without prior permission for printed (not online) programs to free-admission concerts only, provided the following credit is given:

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    from the LiederNet Archive -- https://www.lieder.net/

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This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 16
Word count: 90