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Шхельда (Shhel'da) (English translation)

  • Artist: Yuri Vizbor (Юрий Визбор)
  • Song: Шхельда (Shhel'da) 2 translations
  • Translations: English, German

Шхельда (Shhel'da)

Кончилось лето жаркое,
Шхельда1 белым-бела.
Осень, дождями шаркая,
В гости ко мне пришла.
Снова туманы, вижу я,
Свесились с гор крутых,
Осень - девчонка рыжая,
Ясная, словно ты.
 
Что ты так смотришь пристально,-
Толком я не пойму,
Мне, словно зимней пристани,
Маяться одному,
Тихие зори праздновать,
Молча грустить во тьме...
Наши дороги разные,
И перекрестков нет.
 
Ты ведь большая умница,-
Вытри с лица слезу.
Горы снегами пудрятся,
Вот и сидим внизу.
Снова дожди тоскливые,
А наверху метет...
Песни, как версты, длинные,
Парень один поет.
 
Submitted by SchnurrbratSchnurrbrat on Wed, 19/06/2019 - 04:16
Last edited by SchnurrbratSchnurrbrat on Wed, 28/08/2019 - 18:55
Submitter's comments:

1960.

English translationEnglish (equirhythmic, poetic, rhyming)
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Shkhelda

Gone is this summer blistering,
Shkhelda1 is ever white.
Rain washed, the fall is glistening,
She is a guest of mine.
Once more the fog is visible,
Covers the peaks afar.
Fall is a beauty rufous,
Lucid, the way you are.
 
Why are you staring fixedly? –
Can’t understand at all,
I, like a wharf that’s wintering,
Have to be left alone:
Through the calm dawns I’m shivering;
Silent is grief at night…
We walk the pathways different,
And no crossroads in sight.
 
You are to be intelligent,
Wipe off the tears from face.
Snow made all peaks so elegant
So we will stay in vales.
Once more the rains bring wistfulness,
High up the storm is strong…
Someone will sing with diligence,
Longer than roads his songs...
 
© Schnurrbrat
Critique is always welcomed (proof-read or not, negative too).
Submitted by SchnurrbratSchnurrbrat on Wed, 28/08/2019 - 03:50
Author's comments:

thanks to BlackSea4Grammar!

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Comments
BlackSea4everBlackSea4ever    Thu, 29/08/2019 - 23:17

It came out really good. Thanks.
Edit: you'll get crucified for listening to my grammar advice. Or let me don my armor... Lol.

SchnurrbratSchnurrbrat    Fri, 30/08/2019 - 00:02

Thanks, D. I'm glad you liked the original song, I like the video, even if it shows a completely different area, namely Dombai. There are some nice photos via this link i shared, especially if you go to the whole list of 100 summits.

BlackSea4everBlackSea4ever    Fri, 30/08/2019 - 00:14

Will do. You know, in my entire life, I was only once in the mountains - Alps Meta Horn.

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