by Anna Andreyevna Akhmatova (1889 - 1966)

Dante
Language: Russian (Русский) 
Available translation(s): ENG FRE
On i posle smerti ne vernulsya 
V staruyu Florenciyu svoyu. 
E`tot, uxodya, ne oglyanulsya, 
E`tomu ya e`tu pesn` poyu. 
[Fakel, noch`, poslednee ob``yat`e, 
Za porogom dikij vopl` sud`by'...]1
On iz ada ej poslal proklyat`e 
I v rayu ne mog eyo zaby't`, - 
[No bosoj, v rubaxe pokayannoj, 
So svechoj zazhzhennoj ne proshel 
Po svoej Florencii zhelannoj, 
Verolomnoj, nizkoj, dolgozhdannoj...]1

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

  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Dante", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Laura Prichard) , title 1: "Dante", copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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This text was added to the website: 2009-08-10
Line count: 12
Word count: 59