by Anna Andreyevna Akhmatova (1889 - 1966)
Translation © by Guy Laffaille

Дал Ты мне молодость трудную
Language: Russian (Русский) 
Available translation(s): FRE
Дал Ты мне молодость трудную.
Столько печали в пути.
Как же мне душу скудную
Богатой Тебе принести?
Долгую песню, льстивая,
О славе поет судьба.
Господи! я нерадивая,
Твоя скупая раба.
Ни розою, ни былинкою
Не буду в садах Отца.
Я дрожу над каждой соринкою,
Над каждым словом глупца.

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  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Tu m'as donné une jeunesse difficile", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Tu m'as donné une jeunesse difficile
Language: French (Français)  after the Russian (Русский) 
Tu m'as donné une jeunesse difficile.
Tant de tristesse sur la route.
Comment mon âme si pauvre
Reviendrait riche vers toi ?
Un long chant flatteur
De gloire est entonné par le destin.
Seigneur ! Je suis négligent,
Ton esclave avare.
Ni rose, ni brin d'herbe,
Je ne serai dans le jardin du Père.
Je tremble devant chaque grain de poussière,
Devant chaque parole d'un fou.

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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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Last modified: 2015-11-10 17:47:02
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Word count: 66