by Anna Andreyevna Akhmatova (1889 - 1966)

Наше священное ремесло
Language: Russian (Русский) 
Available translation(s): ENG FRE
Наше священное ремесло
Существует тысячи лет...
С ним и без солнца миру светло.
Но ещё ни один не сказал поэт,
Что мудрости нет, [и]1 старости нет,
А может, и смерти нет.

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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)

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

  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title unknown, copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Richard Shaw) , title 1: "Our sacred craft", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Researcher for this text: Dmitri Smirnov

This text was added to the website: 2008-01-27
Line count: 6
Word count: 31