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To the People Of the Future

This single link was else respected
By people of the days that gone –
There’s written on its tablet sacred
That Love and Life is one.
But you’re not they, you live like arrows
Of dreams that fly through skies and earth,
And in your flight, unite, my fellows,
The Love and Death.

They said in their pledge eternal
That they are slaves of the bad past,
That they were born in dust infernal,
And will return again to dust.
Your heedless brightness was aroused
By songs of lyre, mad and fine,
Eternity will be your spouse,
The world – a shrine.

All folk were utterly believing
That they must live and love with smiles,
That woman is a child of sinning,
Who’s marked by sins a hundred times.
But different, unearthly sounds
Were brought to you by running years,
And you will take to Snow Crowns
Your gentle friends.


Перевод стихотворения Николая Гумилёва «Людям будущего» на английский язык.

Людям будущего

Издавна люди уважали
Одно старинное звено,
На их написано скрижали:
Любовь и Жизнь — одно.
Но вы не люди, вы живете,
Стрелой мечты вонзаясь в твердь,
Вы слейте в радостном полете
Любовь и Смерть.

Издавна люди говорили,
Что все они рабы земли
И что они, созданья пыли,
Родились и умрут в пыли.
Но ваша светлая беспечность
Зажглась безумным пеньем лир,
Невестой вашей будет Вечность,
А храмом — мир.

Все люди верили глубоко,
Что надо жить, любить шутя,
И что жена — дитя порока,
Стократ нечистое дитя.
Но вам бегущие годины
Несли иной нездешний звук
И вы возьмете на Вершины
Своих подруг.


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