Translation © by Emily Ezust

Language: Russian (Русский)  after the French (Français) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Снежным покровом 
одета природа зимой.
Где шум листвы?
Где весны веселые дни?

Холодно, жутко 
глядит окрестная даль,
Сжимает сердце печаль
И холод, холод разлуки с тобой!

Сквозь ветви я 
вижу-вдали дорогает заря;
Хочется верить, что я 
вновь увижу тебя...

Где счастья дни?
Где радость встречи с тобой?
Изчезло всё навсегда...
На сердце, на сердце как будто зима!

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  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "Winter", copyright © 2004

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Word count: 57

Language: English  after the Russian (Русский) 
A blanket of snow covers the land in winter.
Where is the sound of leaves?
Where are the happy days of Spring?
Coldly, terribly yawns the distance between us,
making my heart shrink in pain -
my separation from you is an icy chill.
I see through the branches a new dawn glowing;
and I want to believe that I will see you again. 
Where are those happy days?
Where is the joy of meeting with you?
Those days have disappeared forever...
in my heart, in my heart it is like winter.


  • Translation from Russian (Русский) to English copyright © 2004 by Emily Ezust

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This text was added to the website: 2004-06-29
Line count: 12
Word count: 92