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The Giraffe

Жираф

O, the look in your eyes this morning is more than usually sad,
With your little arms wrapped round your knees and body bent in half.
Let me tell you a story: far, far away, on the distant shores of Lake Chad,
There roams a most majestic giraffe

Blessed with a handsome build and graceful carriage
And a coat painted hypnotic, magical patterns,
With which none but the moon above dare compare
When her light falls down to be scattered and rocked on the waters,

Passing like a blazing sail far out at sea
As she runs by, nimble and carefree as a bird in flight.
I hear tell the earth has seen many wonderful things
When the giraffe hides herself away and the sun sets into night.

I know fabulous tales of far off, alien lands,
Of a dark maiden, of a young captain’s burning desire, all this I know,
But you’ve breathed in the damp marsh air for so long
You don’t want to believe in anything but the rain out your window.

I still haven’t told you about her tropic garden, with the slenderest palm trees,
The sweetest wildflowers, meadows of unbelievable grass...
Are you crying? Let me tell you a story: far away, on the distant shores of Lake Chad,
There roams a most majestic giraffe.

Другие переводы:

  • Английский
    Ольга Слободкина
    Giraffe
  • Алисса Гиллеспи
    Giraffe
  • Стефен Додсон
    Giraffe
  • Марианна Кауфман
    Giraffe
  • Бартон Раффел, Алла Бураго
    The Giraffe
  • Фёдор Манин
    Giraffe
  • Тамара Вардомская
    The Giraffe
  • Дон Магер
    Giraffe
  • Маша Блох
    The Giraffe
  • Ричард Маккейн
    Giraffe
  • Миша Руднев
    Giraffe
  • Алексей Ткаченко-Гастев
    The Giraffe
  • Бренди Вермильон
    The Giraffe
  • Бабр
    Giraffe
  • Катарина Гилберт
    The Giraffe
  • Александр Шаумян
    The Giraffe
  • Малькольм Линдси
    The Giraffe
  • Александр Ситницкий
    The Giraffe
  • Болгарский
    Бойко Ламбовски
    Жираф
  • Иврит
    Макар Свирепый
    ג`ירפ
  • Лиля Голдовская
    ג`ירפ
  • Испанский
    Луис Гомес де Аранда, Елена Курченко
    Jirafa
  • Эрнесто Эрнандес Бусто, Хосе Мануэль Прието
    Jirafa
  • Амайя Лакаса, Рафаэль Руис де ла Кеста
    La Jirafa
  • Ксения Дьяконова, Хосе Матео
    La Jirafa
  • Итальянский
    Мануэла Витторелли
    La Giraffa
  • Алекс Бронштейн
    Giraffa
  • Амедео Анелли
    La giraffa
  • Каталанский
    Джулия Феррер, Ричард Сан Винсенте
    La Girafa
  • Китайский
    Хуа Ли
    长颈鹿
  • Ван Чжао Цзянь
    长颈鹿
  • Немецкий
    Борис Брайнин
    Die Giraffe
  • Ирмгард Вилле
    Die Giraffe
  • Словацкий
    Ян Квапил
    Žirafa
  • Украинский
    Наталия Горишная
    Жирафа
  • Максим Стриха
    Жираф
  • Французский
    Екатерина Литвиненко
    La Girafe
  • Хорватский
    Фикрет Цацан
    Žirafa
  • Эсперанто
    Татьяна Аудерская
    La Ĝirafo
  • Эстонский
    Калью Кангур
    Kaelkirjak
  • Уно Лахт
    Kaelkirjak
  • Андрес Эхин
    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

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