by Ivan Ivanovich Kozlov (1779 - 1840)
Translation © by Sergey Rybin

В порыве нежности сердечной
Language: Russian (Русский)  after the English 
Available translation(s): ENG
В [кипенье]1 нежности сердечной
ты жизнью друга назвала:
привет бесценный, если б вечно
живая молодость цвела.

К могиле [все]2 летит стрелою,
и ты, меня лаская вновь,
зови не жизнью, а душою,
бессмертной, как моя любовь.

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1 Rimsky-Korsakov, Gliere: "poryve"
2 Gliere: "zhizn'"

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In an outburst of your heart's passion
Language: English  after the Russian (Русский) 
In an outburst of your heart's passion
You called your friend "My life!":
A precious accolade, if only
Life and youth lasted forever.

Life flies towards death like an arrow, 
So, caressing me again, 
Call me not "life", but "soul", 
Immortal, like my love!

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