Translation Singable translation by Constance Bache (1846 - 1903)

Цветок
Language: Russian (Русский) 
Минутная краса полей,
Цветок увядший, одинокой,
Лишён ты прелести своей
Рукою осени жестокой. 

Увы! нам тот же дан удел,
И тот же рок нас угнетает:
С тебя листочек облетел -
От нас веселье отлетает. 

Отьемлет каждый день у нас
Или мечту, иль наслажденье. 
И каждый разрушает час
Драгое сердцу заблужденье. 

Смотри... очарованья нет;
Звезда надежды угасает... 
Увы! кто скажет: жизнь иль цвет
Быстрее в мире исчезает?

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O flow'r which once the meadow grac'd
Language: English  after the Russian (Русский) 
O flow'r which once the meadow grac'd,
But wither'd now, and unremember'd,
With all thy blooming charms defac'd,
By autumn's cruel wrath dismember'd.
 
We, too, shall find as mournful end,
Before the same cold storms we're quailing;
Their blasts will all our pleasures rend,
Chase them afar, and leave us wailing.
 
Within our hearts there dies each day,
Some sweet delight, some fairest seeming;
And not an hout which flows away,
But leaves us sad with fruitless dreaming.
 
Thy star of hope is fair to see,
Yet quickly fade its beams alluring;
Nor know we if our lives shall be
Than any flow'ret more enduring.

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Text added to the website: 2008-01-06 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:58
Line count: 16
Word count: 105