Translation © by A. D. P. Briggs

Как сладко с тобою мне быть
Language: Russian (Русский) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Как сладко с тобою мне быть,
И молча душой погружаться
В лазурные очи твои.
Всю пылкость все страсти души
Так сильно они выражают,
Как слово не выразит их
И сердце трепещет невольно при виде тебя!

Люблю я смотреть на тебя,
Так много в улыбке отрады
И неги в движенях твоих.
Напрасно хочу заглушить
порывы душевных волнений
И сердце рассудком унять,
Не слушает сердце рассудка при виде тебя!

Нежданною чудной звездой
явилася ты предо мною
И жизнь озарила мою.
Сияй же, указывай путь,
веди к непривычному счастью
Того, кто надежды не знал,
И сердце утонет в восторге 
при виде тебя!

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  • ENG English (A. D. P. Briggs) , title 1: "Ah, the sweetness of being beside you", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 22
Word count: 99

Ah, the sweetness of being beside you
Language: English  after the Russian (Русский) 
 Ah, the sweetness of being beside you.
 To sink silently
 into your eyes of blue!
 All your soul's flaming passion
 Is reflected so strongly in them,
 Beyond the expression of words.
 And my heart leaps up at the sight of you!
 I love to gaze upon you;
 Your delighted smile and sensuous movements
 Tell me so much. 
 Vainly would I seek
 to stifle the surges of my agitated spirit
 And still my heart with reason.
 My heart does not listen to reason at the sight of you!
 Like a wondrous new star
 You came upon me
 and lit up my life.
 Shine on me, show me the way, 
 lead me to new happiness.
 For I have known no hope.
 And my heart will drown in ecstasy
  at the sight of you!


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This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 22
Word count: 132