by Adam Mickiewicz (1798 - 1855)
Translation by Nikolay Vasil'yevich Berg (1824 - 1884)

Na zemlyu sumrak pal
Language: Russian (Русский)  after the Polish (Polski) 
Available translation(s): FRE
Na zemlyu sumrak pal; 
ne sheloxnut kusty';
Svernulis` lilii poblekshie listy',
I tixo ozero pochilo.

Pod obayaniem volshebnoj krasoty',
Stoyu zadumavshis`: «Chto grusten ny'nche ty',
I vsyo krugom tebya uny'lo?»

Poutru prixozhu: [rosoj ozhivlena]1,
Prosnulas` liliya, [roskoshna i py'shna]2
I milaya, v blistayushhej odezhde.

S uly'bkoyu [privet na nebo shlet ona.]3
I pleshhet v ozere veselaya volna...4
[Ya grusten]5, kak i prezhde!

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1 Tchaikovsky: "оживлена росой" ("ozhivlena rosoj")
2 Tchaikovsky: "блистая красотой" ("blistaja krasotoj")
3 variant: "глядит на небо из окна" ("gljadit na nebo iz okna.")
4 Tchaikovsky adds here: "А я! Я... мне грустно!" ("A ja! Ja... mne grustno!")
5 Tchaikovsky: "Мне грустно" ("Mne grustno")

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  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Le soleil s'est couché sur la terre", copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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This text was added to the website: 2003-11-03
Line count: 13
Word count: 62