Ангел
Language: Russian (Русский) 
Available translation(s): ENG FRE
В дверях Эдема ангел нежный
Главой поникшею сиял,
А демон мрачный и мятежный
Над адской бездною летал.

Дух отрицанья, дух сомненья
На духа чистого взирал
И жар невольный умиленья
Впервые смутно познавал.

«Прости,» он рёк, «тебя я видел,
И ты недаром мне сиял:
Не всё я в [небе]1 ненавидел,
Не всё я в мире презирал.»

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1 Cui: "мире" (mire)

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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)

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

  • ENG English (Lyle Neff) , "The angel", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Ange", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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