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

Probuzhdenije vesny
Language: Russian (Русский) 
Available translation(s): ENG FRE
Vchera moj kot vzgljanul na kalendar'
I khvost truboju podnjal momental'no,
Potom podral [na lestnicu]1, kak vstar',
I zavopil teplo i vakkhanal'no:
  «Vesennij brak! Grazhdanskij brak!
  Speshite, koshki, na cherdak...»

I kaktus moj — o, chudo iz chudes! —
Zalityj chajem i kofejnoj gushchej,
Kak novyj Lazar', vzjal da i voskres
I s kazhdym dnem pret iz zemli vsjo pushche.
  Zelenyj shum... Ja porazhen:
  «Kak mnogo dum navodit on!»

Uzhe s panelej smerzshujusja grjaz',
Rugajas', skalyvajut dvorniki likhije,
Uzhe ko mne zabrel segodnja «knjaz'»,
Vzjal teplyj sharf i lyzhi begovye...
  «Vesna, vesna! — poju, kak bard,—
  Nesite zimnij khlam v lombard».

Sijajet solnyshko. Jej-bogu, nichego!
Vesennjaja lazur' spugnula dym i kopot',
Moroz uzhe ne shchiplet nikogo,
No mnogim nechego, kak i zimoju, lopat'...
  Derev'ja zhdut... Gnijet voda,
  I p'janykh bol'she, chem vsegda.

Sozdatel' moj! Spasibo za vesnu! —
Ja dumal, chto ona ne vozvratitsja,—
No... daj sbezhat' v lesnuju tishinu
Ot zloby dnja, kholery i stolicy!
  Vesennij veter za dver'mi...
  V kogo b vljubit'sja, 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