Translation © by Michael Subotin

Пощады я молю!
Language: Russian (Русский) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Пощады я молю! Не мучь меня, весна,
Не подходи ко мне с болезненною лаской,
И сердца не буди от мертвенного сна
Своей младенческой, но трогательной сказкой.
Ты видишь, как я слаб, о, сжалься надо мной!
Меня томит и жжет твой ветер благовонный,
Я дорого купил забвенье и покой,
Оставь же их душе, страданьем утомленной...

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  • ENG English (Michael Subotin) , "I beg for mercy!", copyright ©, (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: 8
Word count: 54

I beg for mercy!
Language: English  after the Russian (Русский) 
 I beg for mercy! Do not vex me, Spring,
 Do not approach me with painful caress,
 And do not wake the heart from deathly sleep
 With your infantile but touching tale.
 You see how weak I am, o, have mercy upon me!
 Your fragrant wind torments and burns me,
 I purchased rest and peace at great expense,
 So leave them to the soul, weary from suffering.

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  • Translation from Russian (Русский) to English copyright © by Michael Subotin, (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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This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 8
Word count: 67