Translation Singable translation © by Dmitri Nikolaevich Smirnov (1948 - 2020)

Вверху одна
Language: Russian (Русский) 
Вверху одна
Горит звезда,
Мой ум она
Манит всегда,
Мои мечты
Она влечёт
И с высоты
[Мне радость льёт]1. 
Таков же был
Тот нежный взор,
Что я любил
Судьбе в укор.
Мук никогда
Он зреть не мог,
Как та звезда,
Он был далёк.
Усталых вежд
Я не смыкал,
Я без надежд
К нему взирал.

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  • Also set in German (Deutsch), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist ; composed by Ingeborg Bronsart von Schellendorf.

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  • ENG English [singable] (Dmitri Nikolaevich Smirnov) , "The star", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Line count: 20
Word count: 54

The star
Language: English  after the Russian (Русский) 
Up in the sky
You pour your light.
O tell me why
Within the night
Your shining beams
Attract my mind
And lead my dreams
Somewhere behind?
The look like this
So much I loved,
It gave me bliss
Like some witchcraft;
It was as far
Away from me
As you, my Star!
I bent my knee:
To score a hit
Within the scope
I looked at it,
But had no hope.

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Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]

This text was added to the website: 2009-11-09
Line count: 20
Word count: 72