• Язык:
    Английский (English)

The Dark-Blue Star

Синяя звезда

Your tormenting, wonderful,
inevitable beauty
ripped me out of my thin,
miserable, puling life,

And I died. And I saw
a flame no one ever saw
before; my eyes went black, but I saw
a dark-blue star.

A song: soft, then loud, then soft:
body and soul melting:
that was your blood, ringing, speaking,
singing like a lyre.

And I knew a scent sweeter, heavier
with fire than anything on this earth —
a scent sweeter than lilies
in the gardens of Heaven.

And then this earth, this flat earth
came back, out of shimmering, brilliant depths —
you fluttered,
unforeseen, like a wounded bird,

Saying over and over, “I’m suffering.”
— Yes, but what can I do when, at last,
I understand, smiling, that all you are
is a dark-blue star?

Другие переводы:


А вот еще:

Yet All But Once

Yet all but once you’ll reminisce of me / And of my world mysterious and thrilling, / The quirky world of songs and fervency, / But among all, unique and undeceiving. / / It could have been yours also, but alas, / It was too much for you, or was too scanty, / I must have ...

Autumn

An orange-red sky... / A gusty wind shakes / The bloody cluster of rowan berries. / I chase the fleeing horse / Past the glass hothouse, / Past the trellises of the old park, / And past the swan pond. / Alongside me runs / My shaggy, red-haired dog, / Who is dearer to me / Than e...

Cain’s Descendants

He didn’t deceive us, that sad, somber spirit / Who wears the morning star as pseudonym / And said: "Shun not the highest gain, nor fear it: / Taste of the fruit and you will equal Him." / / Instantly, for the youth, all roads lay open, / And for old men, all mysteries to know, / ...

The Worker

He’s standing there, beside the glowing furnace, / A small man, probably older than you’d think. / His gaze is peaceful, seems almost submissive / From the way his reddened eyelids blink. / / All his workmates have knocked off - they’re sleeping / But he’s still ...