• Язык:
    Немецкий (Deutsch)
Источник:
  • Four Centuries. Russian Poetry in Translation, 13, 2016

Krieg

Война

Wie ein Hund an der schweren Kette
Kläfft am Wald das Maschinengewehr,
Uns wie Bienen summen Schrapnelle,
Von dem hellroten Honig schwer.

Ferne Hurrarufe wie Lieder
Von Schnittern -- sie kehren heim
Am Ende des Tags, die Siedlung
Im gütigen Abendschein.

Und in Wahrheit heilig, erhaben
Nimmt der hehre Krieg seinen Lauf.
Seraphime, mit Flügeln schlagend,
Leuchten hinter den Kriegern auf.

Die Arbeiter, langsam schreitend
Durch Felder, von Blut benetzt,
Um mit Heldenmut Ruhm zu ernten —
O Herrgott, segne sie jetzt.

Wie die Pflüger, gebeugt von Schmerzen,
Wie einer, der Trauer spürt,
So brennen vor Dir ihre Herzen
Als wächserne Kerzen erglüht.

Doch höre, o Herr, Du sollst geben
Die Stunde, die Sieger begrüßt,
Dem, der den bezwungenen Gegner
Als Bruder umarmt und küsst.

Другие переводы:

  • Английский
    Руперт Мортон
    War
  • Болгарский
    Бойко Ламбовски
    Война
  • Венгерский
    Иштван Бака
    Háború
  • Польский
    Тадеуш Рубникович
    Wojna
  • Словацкий
    Ян Квапил
    Vojna

А вот еще:

I am a conquistador in an iron armour...

I am a conquistador in an iron armour, / And joyfully am following а star. / I pass over the gaps and oceans / And rest in blissful orchards - half ajar. / / How dimly in the skies the mist is growing / And makes the panorama / starless, wild,...

Esbekie

How strange. Ten years have passed, exactly ten / Since first I saw the magic Esbekie, / Great garden of Cairo / Lit solemnly by the full Moon that night. / / Back then I was exhausted by a woman. / And neither the fresh winds of oceans, / Nor row-de-dow of the exotic bazaars - / No...

Giraffe

Today, as I see, you're especially wistful, my love. / Your hands are especially slim / while embracing your knees. / O, listen! In far away, far away lands, / by lake Chad / there wanders a gorgeous giraffe. / / His skin in embroidered with a fairy miraculous weave. / Who'd dare to...

Africa

Stunned by the roaring and tramping, / Enveloped in flames and fumes, / My Africa! The Seraphs in Heaven / Whisper about you. / / Having opened your Gospel, / The life story - horrid and wonderful, / They think about the Angel, / Inexperienced - who is, my reckless, your Guardian. ...

A Porcelain pavilion

Amid an artificial lake / Rises a porcelain pavilion, / A jasper bridge is going there / Arching its tiger's spine. / / There are some friends in this pavilion, / Clad in light-colored clothes. / They're drinking warmed up wine / From bowls painted with dragons. / / Now they'...

Remus and Romulus went up a hill...

Remus and Romulus went up a hill, / The hill was mute and wild. / Romulus said "Here will be the City", / Remus added "that shines" / / Romulus said "The grace of the stars / Blessed our past we forgot". / Remus said: "What passed is the past, / Th...