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The Giraffe

Жираф

Today, I can see that your glance is especially sad,
And your hands are especially frail and your hair especially a mess.
There, there now… Just listen… far, far away, on Lake Chad
Roams a proud and graceful giraffe…

An exquisite figure and a leisurely life are his boon
An intricate pattern adorns his hide,
A beauty that can only be rivaled by the brilliant moon
Whose light breaks on the surface of trembling waters.

He looks like a colorful sail if you look from afar,
His running— He glides like a seagull through the salty air.
Oh, I know about wonders… Before the first evening star,
His silhouette sails through the sunset to land at the top of the great rock.

Please listen, I'll take you to hundreds of mysterious lands,
I'll tell you about the dark maids and their darker swain
You don’t see it? You’ve breathed in the heavy fog for far too long,
You don't want to believe in anything but the rain.

Then what kind of words should I use to describe to you, child,
Distant lands, straight-standing palms, the fragrant grasses…
Are you crying? There, there now… Just listen… down at Lake Chad,
Roams a proud and graceful giraffe…

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I took 4 different translations and bled them together. Of course, my favorite part is…


Другие переводы:

  • Английский
    Ольга Слободкина
    Giraffe
  • Фёдор Манин
    Giraffe
  • Стефен Додсон
    Giraffe
  • Джеймс Скоттс
    The Giraffe
  • Бартон Раффел, Алла Бураго
    The Giraffe
  • Алисса Гиллеспи
    Giraffe
  • Тамара Вардомская
    The Giraffe
  • Ричард Маккейн
    Giraffe
  • Дон Магер
    Giraffe
  • Маша Блох
    The Giraffe
  • Марианна Кауфман
    Giraffe
  • Миша Руднев
    Giraffe
  • Алексей Ткаченко-Гастев
    The Giraffe
  • Катарина Гилберт
    The Giraffe
  • Александр Шаумян
    The Giraffe
  • Малькольм Линдси
    The Giraffe
  • Александр Ситницкий
    The Giraffe
  • Бабр
    Giraffe
  • Болгарский
    Бойко Ламбовски
    Жираф
  • Иврит
    Лиля Голдовская
    ג`ירפ
  • Макар Свирепый
    ג`ירפ
  • Испанский
    Луис Гомес де Аранда, Елена Курченко
    Jirafa
  • Амайя Лакаса, Рафаэль Руис де ла Кеста
    La Jirafa
  • Ксения Дьяконова, Хосе Матео
    La Jirafa
  • Эрнесто Эрнандес Бусто, Хосе Мануэль Прието
    Jirafa
  • Итальянский
    Амедео Анелли
    La giraffa
  • Алекс Бронштейн
    Giraffa
  • Мануэла Витторелли
    La Giraffa
  • Каталанский
    Джулия Феррер, Ричард Сан Винсенте
    La Girafa
  • Китайский
    Ван Чжао Цзянь
    长颈鹿
  • Хуа Ли
    长颈鹿
  • Немецкий
    Борис Брайнин
    Die Giraffe
  • Ирмгард Вилле
    Die Giraffe
  • Словацкий
    Ян Квапил
    Žirafa
  • Украинский
    Максим Стриха
    Жираф
  • Наталия Горишная
    Жирафа
  • Французский
    Екатерина Литвиненко
    La Girafe
  • Хорватский
    Фикрет Цацан
    Žirafa
  • Эсперанто
    Татьяна Аудерская
    La Ĝirafo
  • Эстонский
    Уно Лахт
    Kaelkirjak
  • Андрес Эхин
    Kaelkirjak
  • Калью Кангур
    Kaelkirjak
  • Японский
    Кадзуя Гошима
    キリン
  • Новонорвежский
    Ю Эгген
    Giraffen
  • Персидский
    Автор неизвестен
    زرافه
  • Греческий
    Виктория Бонарева, Василис Чоулиарас
    Καμηλοπάρδαλη
  • Турецкий
    Атаол Бехрамоглу
    Çad Gölü Şiirleri
  • Португальский
    Фабио Малавоглия
    A Girafa
  • Джерсийский
    Герайнт Дженнигс
    Girafe

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