by Zygmunt Krasiński (1812 - 1859)
Translation © by Guy Laffaille

Z gór, gdzie dżwigali strasznych krzyżów...
Language: Polish (Polski) 
Available translation(s): FRE
Z gór, gdzie dżwigali strasznych krzyżów brzemię,
Widzieli zdala obiecaną ziemię, 
Widzieli światło niebieskich promieni,
Ku którym w dole ciąnęło ich plemię,
A sami do tych nie wejdą przestrzeni! 
Do [życia godów]1 nigdy nie zasiędą,
I [może nawet]2 zapomniani będą!  

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Confirmed with Listy Zygmunta Krasińskiego, tom III, Lwów: Nakładem księgarni gubrynowicza i Schmidta, 1887. Appears in Wyjątki z listów do Stanisława Kożmiana, in a letter dated "2 Maja 1847," page 167.

1 Chopin: "godów życia"
2 Chopin: "nawet może"

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Mélodie
Language: French (Français)  after the Polish (Polski) 
Depuis les montagnes où ils portaient
Le terrible fardeau de leurs croix
Ils ont vu la terre promise.
Ils ont vu les rayons lumineux célestes,
Vers qui leur tribu est descendue
Et ils ne verront pas cet endroit !
Jamais ils ne s'installeront pour les fêtes de la vie,
Et même, même ils seront peut-être oubliés.

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