by William Blake (1757 - 1827)
Translation Singable translation © by Dmitri Nikolaevich Smirnov (b. 1948)

When the green woods laugh with the...
Language: English 
Available translation(s): RUS
When the green woods laugh with the voice of joy,
And the dimpling stream runs laughing by;
When the air does laugh with our merry wit,
And the green hill laughs with the noise of it; 

When the meadows laugh with lively green,
And the grasshopper laughs in the merry scene;
When Mary and Susan and Emily
With their sweet round mouths sing "Ha ha he!"

When the painted birds laugh in the shade,
Where our table with cherries and nuts is spread:
Come live, and be merry, and join with me,
To sing the sweet chorus of "Ha ha he!"

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Песня смеха
Language: Russian (Русский)  after the English 
Если сладкий смех веселит леса,
Если радостно ликуют небеса,
Если хохотом грохочет водопад,
А зелёный холм нашим шуткам рад,

Если потешается лужок,
И кузнечик, совершив прыжок,
И невеста, видя жениха,
Нежно напевает: ъХа, ха, ха!ъ

Если птицы льют чудесный смех
Над моим столом, где вишня и орех,
Ну-ка, вместе, не боясь греха,
Грянем стройным хором: ъХа, ха, ха!ъ

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Text added to the website: 2008-01-17 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:34
Line count: 12
Word count: 58