by Apollon Nikolayevich Maykov (1821 - 1897)
Translation © by Guy Laffaille

О чём в тиши ночей
Language: Russian (Русский) 
Available translation(s): ENG ENG FRE
О чём в тиши ночей, таинственно мечтаю,
О чём при свете дня, всечасно помышляю,
То будет тайной всем. И даже ты, мой стих,
Ты, друг мой ветреный, услада дней моих,
Тебе не передам души моей мечтанья.
А то, расскажешь ты, чей глас в ночном молчаньи
Мне слышится, чей лик я всюду нахозу, 
Чьи очи светят мне, чьё имя я твержу.

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  • ENG English (Lyle Neff) , "What I secretly dream about", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Sergey Rybin) , copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Ce à quoi dans le silence de la nuit", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Ce à quoi dans le silence de la nuit
Language: French (Français)  after the Russian (Русский) 
Ce à quoi dans le silence de la nuit secrètement je rêve,
Ce à quoi dans la lumière du jour constamment je pense,
Cela restera un mystère pour tous, et même pour toi, mon vers.
Toi, mon ami léger, la joie de mon existence,
À toi je ne confierai pas les rêves de mon âme.
Ou alors, tu me révéleras quelle voix dans le silence de la nuit
J'entends, quel visage je trouve partout,
Quels yeux brillent vers moi, quel nom je répète constamment.

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Text added to the website: 2013-03-25 00:00:00
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