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Au cieux

В небесах

Eclataient les beaux jours comme l'or,
S'enfuyait la vielle Ourse-la nuit.
Tu l'attrappes, mon prince, tu es fort,
Tu l'attaches a ta selle d'Ingouchie.

Tu l'attaches a ta selle d'Ingouchie,
Et ensuite, au palais de l'azur
Tu fais voir la vielle Ourse-la nuit
A ton Chien au regard de l'augure.

A ton Chien qui s'accroche et qui rale,
Qui attaque, qui mord, qui suffoque,
Il portait sa colere bestiale
Pour les ourses a travers les epoques.

Effaree et blottie dans son coin,
Defaillante, elle regarde s'allier
Aux celestes paturages divins
Capricorne, Taureau et Belier.

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To river's edge they made their way / To see the sunset glowing stronger. / But now their hair was growing grey, / Their wingless hearts could fly no longer. / The endless years had passed them by, / Those years of grief and desolation, / When neither scarlet evening sky / Nor starry n...

The Giraffe

Today I can tell that your gaze is especially sad / And your arms are especially thin as they clasp round your knee. / Listen, I’ll tell you how far, far away, on the shores of Lake Chad, / An exquisite giraffe wanders free. / / He has been created so languid and graceful and slim /...


I shut Homer and sat by the bay window glass. / On my lips the last word of the Iliad fluttered. / The night watchman’s long shadow unhurriedly passed, / And above something - lamplight or moonlight - bright sputtered. / / So, so often I’d throw down challenging looks / And ...

The Magic Fiddle

My dear boy, you are so happy, ever merry, bright and smiling, / Do not ask for this sweet fortune that has poisoned worlds away. / You don’t know, you don’t know, you don’t know what is this violin, / What dark horrors lie in store for one who dares begin to play! / / I...

The Prophets

There are some prophets still among us, / Although the altars now are gone. / Their eyes are deep and they are lustrous / With flaming future of the dawn. / / But victor’s call is alienating, / Unfathomed words on them bear down, / They’re pale, and find intimidating / O...


Addis Ababa, city of roses. / Near the bank of transparent streams, / No earthly devas brought you here, / A diamond, amidst gloomy gorges. / / Armidin garden ... There a pilgrim / Keeps his oath of obscure love / (Mind, we all bow before him), / And the roses cloy, the roses red. ...