Минула страсть
Language: Russian (Русский) 
Available translation(s): ENG FRE
Минула страсть, и пыл её тревожный
Уже не мучит сердца моего,
Но разлюбить тебя мне невозможно!
Всё, что не ты - так суетно, так ложно,
Всё, что не ты - бесцветно и мертво.

Без повода и права негодуя,
Уж не кипит бунтующая кровь,
Но с пошлой жизнью слиться не могу я,
Моя любовь, о друг, и не ревнуя,
Осталась та же прежняя любовь.

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

  • ENG English (Leonard Lehrman) (Emily Lehrman) (Vanessa Bright) , "Passion spent", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Passion passée", copyright © 2016, (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: 10
Word count: 63

Passion spent
Language: English  after the Russian (Русский) 
Passion spent, the fervor of its frenzy
No longer torments my heart,
But for me to stop loving you - is impossible!
All that is not you -- is so vain, so false!
All that is not you -- is colorless and dead.

Without cause or righteousness, in indignation, 
My rebellious blood no longer boils. 
But with mundane life I can no longer feel at one.  
My love, oh friend, without jealousy, 
Has remained the same love as before.


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This text was added to the website: 2013-06-22
Line count: 10
Word count: 77