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Zanzibāras meitenes

Занзибарские девушки

Reiz padzirdēja nabaga abesīnietis,
Ka tālu ziemeļos, Kairā
Zanzibāras meitenes dejo
Un tirgo par naudu mīlu.

Bet viņam jau apnikušas
Resnās Habešas sievietes,
Viltīgās un ļaunās somālietes
Un netīrās Kafas strādnieces.

Un devās nabaga abesīnietis
Ar savu vienīgo ēzeli
Pār kalniem, mežiem un stepēm
Tālu, tālu uz ziemeļiem.

Ceļā viņam uzbruka zagļi,
Četrus nosita viņš un bēga,
Bet jau Sineāras mežos
Viņa ēzeli nomina zilonis.

Divdesmit reizes auga un dila mēness,
Iekams viņš nokļuva Kairā
Un atcerējās, ka viņam nav naudas,
Un griezās atpakaļ pa to pašu ceļu.

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The joyful brotherhood

In eastern Russia are nights when the full moon distils strange perfume from the rank grasses; when the - God knows what - toads and perhaps night birds cry in weird, wailing tones; when the shadows of the trees stir like dying giants. If at the same time a millstream rumbles noisily past and lovers...

Have thou mercy! Enough of this pain and frustration...

Have thou mercy! Enough of this pain and frustration, / Let it end, this dark torture of shame and despair! / I forsook my self-will and its deadly temptations / I am tamed, thine for good. For my fate I don’t care. / / We’ve been lost for too long in the depths of the ocean, ...

The Octave

No whisper of a midnight distance, / Nor when a mother sang a tune - / We've never understood an instance, / Which's worth being better understood. / The symbol of the Father's greatness - / A kind of gracious advice - / To you, the Poet, is presented: / Your tongue is tied, your speec...


To M. M. Chichagov / / Like a dog that strains on heavy halter / Rifle yaps across the forest now, / Bee-like, buzzing shrapnel doesn’t falter, / Gathering bright red honey from the bough. / / In the distance, though, "Hurrah" is sounding / Like the reapers’ singing wh...

The tip of willow tree was blackened...

The tip of willow tree was blackened, / For rooks protruded from its crown, / In azure sky-dale there they slackened - / The sheepish clouds grazed on its down. / And you, with gaze of resignation, / Announced: "I am in love with you." / Like sea was grass’s oscillation, / At one...


How thick, how wingless an evening! / A sunset like a cracked melon. / / You almost want to shove / those limp clouds along. / / Slow evenings like this, / coachmen whip their horses to a gallop, / / Fishermen tear at the waves with their oars, / woodsmen chop like mad / / ...