Translation by Alice Mattullath

На холмах Грузии
Language: Russian (Русский) 
Available translation(s): ENG FRE
На холмах Грузии лежит ночная мгла,
Шумит Арагва предо мною.
Мне грустно и легко: печаль моя светла,
Печаль моя полна тобою
Тобой, тобой одной. Унынья моего
Ничто не мучит, не тревожит,
И сердце вновь горит и [любит]1 оттого,
Что не любить оно не может.

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1 Rimsky-Korsakov: "бьётся" ("b'jotsja")

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  • ENG English (Sergey Rybin) , "On Georgian hills", copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Sur les collines de Géorgie", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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The Hills of Gruzia
Language: English  after the Russian (Русский) 
The hills of Gruzia are hid in haze of night:
I hear the river's song, unseeing;
And though my heart is lone, my spirit still is light,
For you alone fill all my being!
For you alone, my love, fill all my being with your light.

My sorrow none can share:
'Tis all my own, beyond denying!
For you my heart is ever crying!
Again my heart for you is crying!
For 'twould cease to throb without its love undying!

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Text added to the website: 2019-09-13 00:00:00
Last modified: 2019-09-13 21:33:54
Line count: 10
Word count: 80