Translation by Martha Gilbert Dickinson Bianchi (1863 - 1943)

Ни слова, о друг мой, ни вздоха
Language: Russian (Русский)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG FRE
Ни слова, о друг мой, ни вздоха...
Мы будем с тобой молчаливы...
Ведь молча над камнем могильным
Склоняются грустные ивы...

И только, склонившись, читают,
Как я в твоём [взоре]1 усталом,
Что были дни ясного счастья...
Что этого счастья -- не стало!

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1 Tchaikovsky: "serdce"

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

  • ENG English (Martha Gilbert Dickinson Bianchi) , "At last", appears in Russian Lyrics, first published 1916
  • ENG English (Sofia Peycheva) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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This text was added to the website: 2003-11-13
Line count: 8
Word count: 40

At last
Language: English  after the Russian (Русский) 
No word, -- not e'en a sigh, my darling!
  Together now the silence keeping;
In truth as o'er some grave stone leaning
  The silent willows low are weeping,

And drooping o'er it so are reading -- 
  I read in thy tired heart at last,
That days of happiness existed,
  And that this happiness is past.

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Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]

This text was added to the website: 2011-02-02
Line count: 8
Word count: 53