Сонет | Sonet (English translation)

  • Artist: Mikhail Lermontov (Михаил Юрьевич Лермонтов)
  • Song: Сонет | Sonet 6 translations
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Сонет | Sonet

Я памятью живу с увядшими мечтами,
Виденья прежних лет толпятся предо мной,
И образ твой меж них, как месяц в час ночной
Между бродящими блистает облаками.
Мне тягостно твоё владычество порой;
Твоей улыбкою, волшебными глазами
Порабощён мой дух и скован, как цепями,
Что ж пользы для меня, - я не любим тобой.
Я знаю, ты любовь мою не презираешь;
Но холодно её молениям внимаешь;
Так мраморный кумир на берегу морском
Стоит, - у ног его волна кипит, клокочет,
А он, бесчувственным исполнен божеством,
Не внемлет, хоть её отталкивать не хочет.
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Last edited by tanyas2882tanyas2882 on Tue, 05/03/2019 - 17:41
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I live remembering my faded dreams,
And visions of old crowd themselves before my eyes;
Your face among them is like the crescent moon,
Shining through wandering clouds.
The power you wield over me weighs me down sometimes:
By your smile and by your magical eyes
My spirit is enslaved and bound with chains,
But it brings me no good fortune, for you don't love me back.
I know you don't despise my love;
You just coldly listen as it implores you;
Just like the marble idol by the sea
Stands, while the wave at its feet boils and bubbles;
And the heartless deity within
Ignores the wave, but doesn't wish to push it away.
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