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