Translation © by Sergey Rybin

Дробится, и плещет и брызжет волна
Language: Russian (Русский) 
Available translation(s): ENG FRE
Дробится, и плещет и брызжет волна
мне в очи соленою влагой;
недвижно на камне сижу я, полна
душа безотчетной отвагой.

Валы за валами, прибой и отбой,
и пена их гребни покрыла.
О, море, кого же мне вызвать на бой,
изведать воскресшие силы?

Почуяло сердце, что жизнь хороша,
вы, волны, размыкали горе,
от грома и плеска проснулась луша -
сродни ей шумящее море!

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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)

Settings in other languages, adaptations, or excerpts:

  • Also set in German (Deutsch), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist ENG FRE ; composed by Lothar Kempter.

Other available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Sergey Rybin) , copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 12
Word count: 62

The wave crushes, splashes and sprays
Language: English  after the Russian (Русский) 
The wave crushes, splashes and sprays
Into my eyes with salty moisture; 
I sit still on the rock, 
My soul is full of irrepressible valour.
Wave after wave, tide and ebb,
All their crests are covered with foam.
Oh, sea - whom can I challenge to a contest 
To try out my resurgent spirit? 

My heart feels that life is great, 
You, waves, dispelled the grief, 
My soul has awakened from thunder and splashing - 
Akin to the roaring sea!

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This text was added to the website: 2017-01-14
Line count: 12
Word count: 80