by Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792 - 1822)
Translation by Konstantin Dmitrevich Bal'mont (1867 - 1942)

The isle
Language: English 
There was a little lawny islet
By anemone and violet, 
Like mosaic paven:
And its roof was flowers and leaves
Which the summer's breath enweaves,
Where nor sun nor showers nor breeze
Pierce the pines and tallest trees,
Each a gem engraves; -
Girt by many an azure wave
With which the clouds and mountains pave
A lake's blue chasm.

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Ostrovok
Language: Russian (Русский)  after the English 
Available translation(s): DUT
 Iz morya smotrit ostrovok,
 Ego zeleny'e uklony'
 Ukrasil trav gusty'x venok,
 Fialki, anemony'.
 Nad nim spletayutsya listy',
 Vokrug nego chut` pleshhut volny'.
 Derev`ya grustny', kak mechty',
 Kak statui, bezmolvny'.
 Zdes` ele dy'shit veterok,
 Syuda groza ne [doletaet]1,
 I bezmyatezhny'j ostrovok
 Vsyo dremlet, zasy'paet.

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1 Taneyev: "залетает" ("zaletajet")

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  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) (Sonja Van Lier) , "Het kleine eiland", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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This text was added to the website: 2003-11-11
Line count: 12
Word count: 44