by Boris Nikolayevich Bugayev (1880 - 1934), as Andrei Bely
Translation © by Emily Ezust

К ней
Language: Russian (Русский) 
Available translation(s): ENG FRE
Травы одеты перлами.
Где-то приветы
Грустные слышу,
Приветы милые...
Милая, где ты,
Милая!

Вечера светы ясные, 
Вечера светы красные
Руки воздеты:
Жду тебя,
Милая, где ты,
Милая?

Руки воздеты:
Жду тебя,
В струях
Леты смытую
Бледными Леты
струями...
Милая, где ты,
Милая!

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

  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "To her", copyright © 2016
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "À elle", copyright © 2012, (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: 20
Word count: 42

To her
Language: English  after the Russian (Русский) 
Pearls adorn the grass.
From somewhere 
I hear mournful greetings,
Cherished greetings...
Dear one, where are you?
Dear one!

The lights of evening are clear,
The lights of evening are red,
My arms raised,
I await you,
Dear one, where are you?
Dear one?

My arms raised,
I await you;
In the streams,
Lethe washes the years away,
Pale Lethe,
In the streams,
Dear one, where are you?
Dear one!

Note: in Greek mythology, Lethe is a river in the underworld whose water, when drunk, causes forgetfulness.


Authorship

  • Translation from Russian (Русский) to English copyright © 2016 by Emily Ezust

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This text was added to the website: 2016-11-01
Line count: 20
Word count: 70