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by Afanasy Afanas'yevich Fet (1820 - 1892)
Translation by Friedrich Martin von Bodenstedt (1819 - 1892)

Тихо вечер догорает
Language: Russian (Русский) 
Тихо вечер догорает,
  Горы золотя;
Знойный воздух холодает, -
  Спи, моё дитя!

Соловьи давно запели,
  Сумрак возвестя;
Струны робко зазвенели, -
  Спи, моё дитя!

[Блещут]1 ангельские очи,
  Трепетно светя;
Так легко дыханье ночи, -
  Спи, моё дитя!

Так легко и так привольно,
  Страсти укротя,
В сердце вымолвишь невольно:
  Спи, моё дитя!

P. Bulakhov sets stanzas 1-3 in (at least) one setting - see below for more information
N. Rimsky-Korsakov sets stanzas 1-3
A. Arensky sets stanzas 1-3

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This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 16
Word count: 51

Golden glüh'n der Berge Gipfel
Language: German (Deutsch)  after the Russian (Русский) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Golden glühn der Berge Gipfel, 
Kühlung haucht der Wind;
Träumend wiegen sich die Wipfel, --
Schlaf, mein holdes Kind! 

Sangen schon die Nachtigallen,
Wie der Tag entrinnt;
Meine Saiten auch verhallen: --
Schlaf, mein holdes Kind! 

Alles schlummert nah und ferne!
Athmet leis und lind;
Hoch vom Himmel grüßen Sterne: --
Schlaf, mein holdes Kind!

Confirmed with Gesammelte Schriften, Volumes 7-8: Russische Dichter. Deutsch von Friedrich Bodenstedt. III. Michaïl Lermontoff, Kolzoff und Andere. Vierter Band, Berlin, Verlag der Königlichen Geheimen Ober-Hofbuchdruckerei (R. von Decker), 1866, page 146.


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  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , "Golden gleam the mountain-tops", copyright © 2020, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]

This text was added to the website: 2017-08-24
Line count: 12
Word count: 52