by Lev L'vovich Kobylinsky (1889 - 1947), as Ellis
Translation © by Aleksey Berg

Когда, кружась, осенние листы
Language: Russian (Русский)  after the Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Когда, кружась, осенние листы
Усыпят наше бедное кладбище,
Там в стороне, где скрыли всё цветы,
Найди моё последнее жилище!

Тогда укрась чело венком живых цветов,
Из сердца моего возросших, им согретых.
То звуки песен, мною недопетых,
Любви моей не высказанных слов.

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  • ENG English (Aleksey Berg) , "When the whirling autumn leaves", copyright © 2019, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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This text was added to the website: 2003-11-03
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Word count: 41

When the whirling autumn leaves
Language: English  after the Russian (Русский) 
When the whirling autumn leaves
scatter over our poor cemetery,
There, where flowers cover everything,
You will find my final abode!

Then adorn my face with a garland of fresh flowers,
Which will have grown out from my heart, having been warmed by it,
Those flowers are the sounds of my unfinished songs,
They are words of love, unspoken.


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This text was added to the website: 2019-07-20
Line count: 8
Word count: 59