Ты отнял у меня и свет и воздух... (Ty otnyal u menya i svet i vozdukh...) (English translation)

Ты отнял у меня и свет и воздух...

Ты отнял у меня и свет и воздух,
И хочешь знать - где силы я беру,
Чтобы дышать, чтоб видеть небо в звездах,
Чтоб за работу браться поутру.
Ну что же, я тебе отвечу, милый?
Растоптанные заживо сердца
Отчаянье вдруг наполняет силой,
Отчаянье без края, без конца.
Submitted by Dr_IgorDr_Igor on Thu, 08/04/2021 - 19:12
English translationEnglish (metered, poetic, rhyming)
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You have deprived me of all light and air

You have deprived me of all light and air
And want to know where I find the strength I often need
To breathe, at night to watch the starry skies up there
To take up work when I wake up, to simply write and read.
So what is it that I can tell you, dear?
That all those hearts that have been crushed alive…
Despair gives them strength and they have no fear,
Despair so total that it gives them hopeless drive.
thanked 2 times
This is a poetic translation - deviations from the meaning of the original are present (extra words, extra or omitted information, substituted concepts).
Submitted by Dr_IgorDr_Igor on Thu, 08/04/2021 - 19:16
BlackSea4everBlackSea4ever    Thu, 08/04/2021 - 22:45

Igor flavor. It’s amazing - I think I can take a blind test and recognize your voice.
Not a criticism, if you’re in doubt. Regular smile

Dr_IgorDr_Igor    Thu, 08/04/2021 - 22:55

You mean my "soulful" voice.

you now recognize it
you don't criticize it
you wish I revise it?
So why minimize it?

Having a distinct voice - what's bad about that?

BlackSea4everBlackSea4ever    Thu, 08/04/2021 - 23:06

Funny... may I post my pedestrian version?

Dr_IgorDr_Igor    Thu, 08/04/2021 - 23:16

Why are you asking my permission for anything?
"pedestrian'? Do you picture me as a biker or something?
I probably sound to you like a Hells Angel...

BlackSea4everBlackSea4ever    Thu, 08/04/2021 - 23:17

Pedestrian here means lacking inspiration or excitement; dull.

Dr_IgorDr_Igor    Thu, 08/04/2021 - 23:47

What is it Di? Managing expectations?
Just spill it out.

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