by Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792 - 1822)
Translation by Jaroslav Vrchlický (1853 - 1912)

Rough wind that moanest loud
Language: English 
Available translation(s): FRE
Rough wind that moanest loud
Grief too sad for song;
Wild wind, when sullen cloud
Knells all [the]1 night long;
Sad storm whose tears are vain,
Bare woods, whose branches strain,
Deep caves and dreary main, --
Wail, for the world's wrong!

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Published by Mrs. Shelley in Posthumous Poems, 1824.

1 omitted by Ives.

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Settings in other languages, adaptations, or excerpts:

  • Also set in German (Deutsch), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist ; composed by Harald Genzmer.
  • Also set in Italian (Italiano), a translation by Roberto Ascoli ( flourished 1891-1930 ) ; composed by Ottorino Respighi.
  • Also set in Italian (Italiano), a translation by Augusta Guidetti ; composed by Giorgio Federico Ghedini.
  • Also set in Russian (Русский), a translation by Konstantin Dmitrevich Bal'mont (1867 - 1942) , "Похоронная песнь", written 1893 ; composed by Borys Mykolayovych Lyatoshynsky.

Other available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • CZE Czech (Čeština) (Jaroslav Vrchlický) , "Nářek", Prague, J. Otto, first published 1901
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Nářek
Language: Czech (Čeština)  after the English 
Ó divý větře, jenž tak hlasně kvílíš,
že pro zpěv smutný je tvých nářků spád,
ó drsný větře, v chmurný mrak jenž šílíš,
že slyším nocí umíráček lkát,
ó větře, jehož slza marně kane,
ó hvozdy, jejichž sněti rozlámané,
ó sluje, chmurné moře rozeštvané:
    nad bídou světa kvilte napořád!

Confirmed with SHELLEY, P. B. Výbor lyriky, translated by Jaroslav Vrchlický, Praha: J. Otto, 1901, page 174.


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This text was added to the website: 2019-07-26
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