by Modest Petrovich Musorgsky (1839 - 1881)
Translation © by Guy Laffaille

Непонятная
Language: Russian (Русский) 
Available translation(s): FRE
Тиха и молчалива.
Молчание пугает вас,
Кромешники толпы всеядной!
Скромна, насмешлива, пожалуй?
Пожалуй, да! ну что-же?

Не слишком уж горда-ли, полно?
И вы, лукавцы жалкие,
Вы смеете подняться
И бросить обвиненье!

Молчите! Я сказал:
Молчите, как она молчит,
И слушайте стук молота
По вашей совести окаменелой!

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


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L'incomprise
Language: French (Français)  after the Russian (Русский) 
Elle est tranquille et silencieuse,
Son silence vous fait peur,
Lie sombre de la foule vorace !
Elle est modeste, moqueuse, peut-être ?
Probablement, oui ! Eh bien quoi ?

Elle n'est pas trop fière, alors quoi ?
Et vous, pathétiques hypocrites,
Vous osez vous lever
Et lancer des accusations !

Taisez-vous ! J'ai dit :
Taisez-vous, comme elle se tait,
Et écoutez les coups du marteau
Sur votre cœur pétrifié !

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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: 2015-11-10 00:00:00
Last modified: 2015-11-10 18:03:48
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