Words of Comfort to Be Scratched on a Mirror (Russian translation)

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Words of Comfort to Be Scratched on a Mirror

Helen of Troy had a wandering glance;
Sappho's restriction was only the sky;
Ninon was ever the chatter of France;
But oh, what a good girl am I!
 
  • Helen of Troy:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helen_of_Troy?wprov=sfti1

  • Sappho's:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sappho?wprov=sfti1

  • Ninon:

    [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ninon_de_l'Enclos?wprov=sfti1]

Submitted by IremiaIremia on Sun, 26/09/2021 - 14:49
Russian translationRussian (poetic, rhyming)
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У Елены Троянской свободный был нрав;
Лишь небо служило границей Сапфо;
Всегда у французов Нинон на устах;
Но, сколь же примерная я, ого-го!
 
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This is a poetic translation - deviations from the meaning of the original are present (extra words, extra or omitted information, substituted concepts).

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Submitted by vevvevvevvev on Sun, 26/09/2021 - 15:26
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