Translation © by Ruslan Sviridov

Я жду тебя
Language: Russian (Русский) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Я жду тебя! Закат угас, 
И ночи тёмные покровы
Спуститься на землю готовы 
И спрятать нас.

Я жду тебя! Душистой мглой 
Ночь напоила мир уснувший,
И разлучился день минувший
На век с землей.

Я жду тебя! Терзаясь и любя,
Считаю каждыя мгновенья,
Полна тоски и нетерпенья.
Я жду тебя!

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  • ENG English (Ruslan Sviridov) , "I wait for you", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 12
Word count: 49

I wait for you
Language: English  after the Russian (Русский) 
I wait for you! The sun has set
night's dark covers
are ready to descend
and hide us.

I wait for you! With a fragrant mist,
night suffused the sleeping world
and the past day has bid
farewell to earth.

I wait for you! Tormented and in love,
I am counting each moment.
Full of anguish and impatience
I wait for you!


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This text was added to the website: 2007-08-17
Line count: 12
Word count: 62