Translation © by Sergey Rybin

Неспящих солнце, грустная звезда
Language: Russian (Русский)  after the English 
Available translation(s): ENG FRE
Неспящих солнце, грустная звезда,
как слезно луч мерцает твой всегда,
как темнота при нём ещё темней,
как он похож на радость прежних дней! 
Так светит прошлое нам в жизненной ночи,
но уж не греют нас бессильные лучи,
звезда минувшего, ты в горе мне видна,
видна, но далека, светла, но холодна.

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Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Sergey Rybin) , copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Soleil de ceux qui ne dorment pas, astre mélancolique", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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This text was added to the website: 2003-11-19
Line count: 8
Word count: 50

Sun of the sleepless, sorrowful star
Language: English  after the Russian (Русский) 
Sun of the sleepless, sorrowful star, 
How tearfully your ray always flickers, 
How darkness is gloomier around its light, 
How it resembles the ghost of the days long gone!
That way the past radiates for us in the night of life,
But its powerless rays can't warm us any more, 
Star of the past, I can see you in my bitter hour,   
Visible, but far away, glowing, but cold. 

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This text was added to the website: 2017-01-14
Line count: 8
Word count: 69