by Semyon Yakovlevich Nadson (1862 - 1887)

Не говорите мне: "он умер", ‑‑ он живёт
Language: Russian (Русский) 
Не говорите мне: "он умер", -- он живёт,
Пусть жертвенник разбит, -- огонь ещё пылает.
Пусть роза сорвана, -- она ещё цветет,
Пусть арфа сломана, -- аккорд ещё рыдает!..

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  • ENG English (Martha Gilbert Dickinson Bianchi) , "Call him not dead", appears in Russian Lyrics, first published 1916

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This text was added to the website: 2009-09-23
Line count: 4
Word count: 25