by Anna Andreyevna Akhmatova (1889 - 1966)
Translation © by Guy Laffaille

Language: Russian (Русский) 
Available translation(s): ENG FRE
От других мне хвала - что зола. 
От тебя и хула - похвала.

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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):

  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Distique", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Laura Prichard) , title 1: "Couplet", copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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Language: French (Français)  after the Russian (Русский) 
Les louanges des autres pour moi ne sont que des cendres,
De toi même le blâme est louange.


  • Translation from Russian (Русский) to French (Français) copyright © 2015 by Guy Laffaille, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you may ask the copyright-holder(s) directly or ask us; we are authorized to grant permission on their behalf. Please provide the translator's name when contacting us.

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