by Aleksandr Mikhailovich Glikberg (1880 - 1932), as Sasha Chyorny

Probuzhdenie vesny'
Language: Russian (Русский) 
Available translation(s): ENG FRE
Vchera moj kot vzglyanul na kalendar`
I xvost truboyu podnyal momental`no,
Potom podral [na lestniczu]1, kak vstar`,
I zavopil teplo i vakxanal`no:
  «Vesennij brak! Grazhdanskij brak!
  Speshite, koshki, na cherdak...»

I kaktus moj — o, chudo iz chudes! —
Zality'j chaem i kofejnoj gushhej,
Kak novy'j Lazar`, vzyal da i voskres
I s kazhdy'm dnem pret iz zemli vsyo pushhe.
  Zeleny'j shum... YA porazhen:
  «Kak mnogo dum navodit on!»

Uzhe s panelej smerzshuyusya gryaz`,
Rugayas`, skaly'vayut dvorniki lixie,
Uzhe ko mne zabrel segodnya «knyaz`»,
Vzyal teply'j sharf i ly'zhi begovy'e...
  «Vesna, vesna! — poyu, kak bard,—
  Nesite zimnij xlam v lombard».

Siyaet solny'shko. Ej-bogu, nichego!
Vesennyaya lazur` spugnula dy'm i kopot`,
Moroz uzhe ne shhiplet nikogo,
No mnogim nechego, kak i zimoyu, lopat`...
  Derev`ya zhdut... Gniet voda,
  I p`yany'x bol`she, chem vsegda.

Sozdatel` moj! Spasibo za vesnu! —
YA dumal, chto ona ne vozvratitsya,—
No... daj sbezhat` v lesnuyu tishinu
Ot zloby' dnya, xolery' i stolicy'!
  Vesennij veter za dver`mi...
  V kogo b vlyubit`sya, chert voz`mi!

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1 Shostakovich: "по лестнице"

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

  • ENG English [singable] (Leonard Lehrman) , "The awakening of spring", copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Le réveil du printemps", copyright © 2015, (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: 30
Word count: 166