Translation © by Sergey Rybin

В крови горит огонь желанья
Language: Russian (Русский) 
Available translation(s): ENG
В крови горит огонь желанья, 
Душа тобой уязвлена;
Лобзай меня, твои любзанья
Мне слаще мирра и вина.

Склонись ко мне главою нежной
И да почию безмятежный,
Пока дохнёт весёлый день
И двигнется ночная тень.

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This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 8
Word count: 34

The fire of desire burns in my blood
Language: English  after the Russian (Русский) 
The fire of desire burns in my blood,
My soul is wounded by you;
Kiss me: your kisses
Are sweeter that myrrh and wine to me!

Incline your head towards me
So I can fall asleep carelessly,
While the heat of the joyful day breezes by,
And the shadow of night approaches! 

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This text was added to the website: 2020-09-16
Line count: 8
Word count: 52