by William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)
Translation by Samuil Yakovlevich Marschak (1887 - 1964)

Lo! in the orient when the gracious...
Language: English 
Available translation(s): ITA
Lo! in the orient when the gracious light
Lifts up his burning head, each under eye
Doth homage to his new-appearing sight,
Serving with looks his sacred majesty;
And having climbed the steep-up heavenly hill,
Resembling strong youth in his middle age,
Yet mortal looks adore his beauty still,
Attending on his golden pilgrimage:
But when from highmost pitch, with weary car,
Like feeble age, he reeleth from the day,
The eyes, 'fore duteous, now converted are
From his low tract, and look another way:
  So thou, thyself outgoing in thy noon
  Unlooked on diest unless thou get a son.

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Сонет 7
Language: Russian (Русский)  after the English 
Пылающую голову рассвет
Приподымает с ложа своего,
И все земное шлет ему привет,
Лучистое встречая божество.
Когда в расцвете сил, в полдневный час,
Светило смотрит с высоты крутой, --
С каким восторгом миллионы глаз
Следят за колесницей золотой!
Когда же солнце завершает круг
И катится устало на закат,
Глаза его поклонников и слуг
Уже в другую сторону глядят.
Оставь же сына, юность хороня.
Он встретит солнце завтрашнего дня!

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Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)


Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]

This text was added to the website: 2007-10-07
Line count: 14
Word count: 67