Translation © by Guy Laffaille

Эхо
Language: Russian (Русский) 
Available translation(s): FRE
Ревёт ли зверь в лесу глухом,
Трубит ли рог, гремит ли гром,
Поёт ли дева за холмом -
  На всякий звук
Свой отклик в воздухе пустом
  Родишь ты вдруг.

Ты внемлешь грохоту громов,
И гласу бури и валов,
И крику сельских пастухов -
  И шлешь ответ;
Тебе ж нет отзыва... Таков
  И ты, поэт!

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

  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Écho", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:45
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Word count: 54

Écho
Language: French (Français)  after the Russian (Русский) 
Si une bête hurle dans la forêt sauvage,
Si un cor résonne, si le tonnerre gronde,
Si une jeune fille chante sur la colline,
  À chaque son,
Ta réponse dans l'espace aérien,
Tu l'apportes tout de suite.

Tu écoutes le tonnerre gronder,
Et la voix des tempêtes et des vagues,
Et les cris du berger dans la campagne,
  Et tu leur réponds.
À toi personne ne répond... De même
À toi, poète !

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  • 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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Text added to the website: 2015-08-07 00:00:00
Last modified: 2015-08-07 19:54:03
Line count: 12
Word count: 73