Ottogo moya arfa bezmolvna visit
Language: Russian (Русский) 
Available translation(s): ENG FRE
Ottogo moya arfa bezmolvna visit,
chto plita grobovaya serdce lezhit,
chto izranen ya ves` i bessilen moj gnev,
i zvuchal by', kak plach poxoron, moj napev.

No pridyot on, ya zhdu, vdoxnovenny'j prorok,
na chele ego budet ternovy'j venok,
na rukax i nogax - nepovinnaya krov`,
a ne veshhix ustax - pesn` pro zhizn` i lyubov`.

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Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

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

  • ENG English (Jennifer Gliere) , "My harp hangs silent", copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Voilà pourquoi ma harpe est accrochée silencieuse", copyright © 2017, (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.
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Word count: 56