by Anna Andreyevna Akhmatova (1889 - 1966)
Translation © by Guy Laffaille

Солнце комнату наполнило
Language: Russian (Русский) 
Available translation(s): FRE
Солнце комнату наполнило
Пылью желтой и сквозной.
Я проснулась и припомнила:
Милый, нынче праздник твой.

Оттого и оснеженная
Даль за окнами тепла,
Оттого и я, бессонная,
Как причастница спала.

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  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Le soleil a rempli la pièce", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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Line count: 8
Word count: 29

Le soleil a rempli la pièce
Language: French (Français)  after the Russian (Русский) 
Le soleil a rempli la pièce
De poussière dorée et transparente.
Je me suis réveillée et je me suis souvenue :
Chéri, c'était ton anniversaire.

C'est pourquoi même la neige
Loin de ma fenêtre est tiède.
C'est pourquoi je dormais sans rêves,
Comme une pénitente dort.


  • Translation from Russian (Русский) to French (Français) copyright © 2009 by Guy Laffaille, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you may ask the copyright-holder(s) directly or ask us; we are authorized to grant permission on their behalf. Please provide the translator's name when contacting us.

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This text was added to the website: 2009-08-21
Line count: 8
Word count: 46