Fyodor Sologub - Кто дал мне это тело... (English translation)

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Кто дал мне это тело...

Кто дал мне это тело
И с ним так мало сил,
И жаждой без предела
Всю жизнь мою томил?
 
Кто дал мне землю, воды,
Огонь и небеса,
И не дал мне свободы,
И отнял чудеса?
 
На прахе охладелом
Былого бытия
Природою и телом
Томлюсь безумно я.
 
Submitted by St. Sol on Sat, 20/05/2017 - 02:01
Submitter's comments:

not later than 1896.

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English translation

Who Gave Me This Frail Body...

Who gave me this frail body
And with it - little strength,
Who tormented my whole life
With thirst unlimited?
 
Who gave me earth and waters,
The fire and the sky,
Yet did not give me freedom,
And wonders took away?
 
On past existence ashes
That grew cold and mundane,
In body and in spirit
I pine away insane.
 
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Submitted by St. Sol on Sat, 20/05/2017 - 03:08
Author's comments:

Equirhythmic poetic translation.
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The running meter:
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[ -^ -^ -^ ]

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