by Moritz Hartmann (1821 - 1872)
Translation by Aleksey Nikolayevich Pleshcheyev (1825 - 1893)

Kein Wort und keinen Hauch
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Kein Wort und keinen Hauch --
Wir wollen schweigen.
Die Trauerweiden, die sich neigen
Auf Leichensteine, schweigen auch.

Sie neigen sich und lesen,
Wie ich auf deinen Wangen:
Es ist ein Glück gewesen
Und ist vorbei gegangen.

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  • Also set in Russian (Русский), a translation by Aleksey Nikolayevich Pleshcheyev (1825 - 1893) , "Молчание", first published 1861 ; composed by Konstantin Kralovich Albrekht, César Antonovich Cui, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Vekshin.

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Word count: 36

Ни слова, о друг мой, ни вздоха
Language: Russian (Русский)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG FRE
Ни слова, о друг мой, ни вздоха...
Мы будем с тобой молчаливы...
Ведь молча над камнем могильным
Склоняются грустные ивы...

И только, склонившись, читают,
Как я в твоём [взоре]1 усталом,
Что были дни ясного счастья...
Что этого счастья -- не стало!

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1 Tchaikovsky: "serdce"

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Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Martha Gilbert Dickinson Bianchi) , "At last", appears in Russian Lyrics, first published 1916
  • ENG English (Sofia Peycheva) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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This text was added to the website: 2003-11-13
Line count: 8
Word count: 40