by Lev Aleksandrovich Mey (1822 - 1862)
Translation © by Guy Laffaille

Хотел бы в единое слово
Language: Russian (Русский)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG FRE
 Хотел бы в единое слово
 Я слить мою грусть и печаль,
 И бросить то слово на ветер,
 Чтоб ветер унёс его вдаль.

 И пусть-бы то слово печали
 По ветру к тебе донеслось,
 И пусть-бы всегда и повсюду
 Оно [к]1 тебе в сердце лилось.

 И если [б]2 усталые очи
 Сомкнулись под грезой ночной,
 О, пусть-бы то слово печали
 Звучало во сне над тобой!

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  • ENG English (Sergey Rybin) , copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Je voudrais en un seul mot", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Je voudrais en un seul mot
Language: French (Français)  after the Russian (Русский) 
Je voudrais en un seul mot
Verser ma tristesse et mon chagrin
Et jeter ce mot au vent
Pour que le vent l'emporte au loin.

Et puisse ce mot de chagrin
Par le vent être porté jusqu'à toi,
Et que toujours et partout
Il arrive dans ton cœur.

Et si tes yeux fatigués
Se fermaient dans un rêve nocturne,
Oh, puisse ce mot de chagrin
Tourner dans ton rêve au-dessus de toi.

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