by Apollon Nikolayevich Maykov (1821 - 1897)

V temnom ade, pod zemleju
Language: Russian (Русский) 
Available translation(s): ENG FRE
V temnom ade, pod [zemleju],
Teni grešnye tomjatsja;
Stonut devy, plačut ženy,
I toskujut, i krušatsja...
Vsë o tom, čto ne dochodjat
Vesti v adskie predely -2
Est' li nebo goluboe?
Est' li svet eščë tam belyj?
[I na]3 svete -- cerkvi bož'i
I ikony zolotye,
I kak prežde, za stankami,
Tkut li devy molodye?

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1 Tchaikovsky: "zemlej"
2 Tchaikovsky adds the line: "Zheny plachut, stonut: "
3 Tchaikovsky: "Jest' li v"

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

  • ENG English (Lyle Neff) , "Neo-Greek Song", copyright © 2005, (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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