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Я бы хотела жить с Вами (Ya by khotela zhitʹ s Vami) (English translation)

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I would have liked to live with you

...I would have liked to live with you
In a provincial town,
Where twilight lasts endlessly,
And bells perpetually toll.
And in a small village inn, one hears the sound, —
The subtle sound
Of an antique clock, — as time drops trickle by.
And sometimes, in evenings, from one or other attic —
A flute,
And a flutist himself
Is there and large tulips are on windowsills.
And, possibly, you even wouldn’t have been in love with me...
 
In the middle of the room, a large tile fireplace,
With every tile showcasing a picture of
a rose, a heart, a ship.
And through the lone window, a view of
Snow, snow, snow.
 
You’d be lying down sprawling, just as I love you: lazy,
Indifferent, carefree.
Now and then, there's a harsh strike of
a match.
 
The cigarette glows and burns out,
And for a long time on its edge quivers
A short grey column of ash.
You’re too lazy to shake it,
So the entire cigarette hits the fire.
 
Thanks!
thanked 8 times

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Submitted by BlackSea4everBlackSea4ever on Wed, 25/11/2020 - 00:21

Я бы хотела жить с Вами (Ya by khotela zhitʹ s Vami)

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George.GGeorge.G    Wed, 25/11/2020 - 07:39

tile fireplace>>>tiled stove?
to shake it >>>to shake it off?

BlackSea4everBlackSea4ever    Wed, 25/11/2020 - 10:37

Tiled stove - yes, but fireplace is better here. Btw, I saw an awesome shop of a Russian tile maker online. Near me, is a Fonthill castle - beautiful outside, but suffocating inside - all in different tiles. Manic. I couldn’t wait to get out of there. If you page thru the link, you’ll see why I picked the fireplace.
https://12tomatoes.com/fonthill-castle-tour/

George.GGeorge.G    Wed, 25/11/2020 - 12:22

It looks awesome but "in a small village inn" I'd expect to see something like that
 

BlackSea4everBlackSea4ever    Wed, 25/11/2020 - 12:27

Convinced, but neither would do in the middle of the room, right? Lol

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