by Daniil Maximovich Rathaus (1868 - 1937)

Language: Russian (Русский) 
Available translation(s): ENG FRE
Меркнет слабый свет свечи... 
Бродит мрак унылый... 
И тоска сжимает грудь 
С непонятной силой...

На печальные глаза 
Тихо сон нисходит...
И с прошедшим в этом миг
Речь душа заводит.

Истомилася она 
Горестью глубокой.
Появись же, хоть во сне, 
О, мой друг далекий!

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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 or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Jennifer Gliere) , "Night", copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Nuit", copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) (Bruno Tutenberg) , "Nachts"

Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]

This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 12
Word count: 42