by Fyodor Ivanovich Tyutchev (1803 - 1873)
Translation © by Carl Ratner

Всё отнял у меня
Language: Russian (Русский) 
Available translation(s): ENG GER
Всё отнял у меня казнящий Бог, -
Здоровье, силу, воли, воздух, сон.
Одну тебя при мне оставил Он,
Чтоб я Ему ещё молиться мог.

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  • ENG English (Carl Ratner) , "Everything I had", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) [singable] (Bertram Kottmann) , copyright © 2020, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 4
Word count: 24

Everything I had
Language: English  after the Russian (Русский) 
The punishing God took everything I had,
Health, strength, will, breath, sleep.
You alone He left to me
So that I might still pray to Him.

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This text was added to the website: 2010-10-21
Line count: 4
Word count: 26