by Apollon Nikolayevich Maykov (1821 - 1897)

V temnom ade, pod zemleyu
Language: Russian (Русский) 
Available translation(s): ENG FRE
V temnom ade, pod [zemleyu],
Teni greshny'e tomyatsya;
Stonut devy', plachut zheny',
I toskuyut, i krushatsya...
Vsyo o tom, chto ne doxodyat
Vesti v adskie predely' -2
Est` li nebo goluboe?
Est` li svet eshhyo tam bely'j?
[I na]3 svete -- cerkvi bozh`i
I ikony' zoloty'e,
I kak prezhde, za stankami,
Tkut li devy' molody'e?

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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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This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 12
Word count: 54