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Giraffe

Жираф

Today I see your gaze is especially sad,
And your hands embracing your knees, especially thin.
Listen: far, far away on Lake Chad*
A slender giraffe is grazing.

Bestowed with the luxury of harmonious grace,
Its skin is decorated in patterns, so magical
That only the shadow patterns of moonlit nights
Across the dashing waves of the wide lake rival.

From a distance it’s like a ship’s colored sail,
Its gait is smooth like the joyful flight of birds.
I know earth will witness wonders at nightfall
When it flees to its grotto of marble and hides.

I can tell quaint tales of far exotic lands,
Of a black maiden and a young chief’s passion,
But for too long you have been breathing in
This heavy fog trusting in nothing but rain.

And I can tell you of a tropic garden’s shade
With harmonious palms and aromatic grasses...
Are you crying? Listen... far away on Lake Chad
A slender giraffe is grazing.

* Chad is the name of a region, the Chadian Basin, a lake, and now a modern nation. It is not the name of a tribe or ethnic group. A Chadian is a citizen of Chad, regardless of ethnicity, religion, region or language. The modern countries of Chad, Cameroon, Niger and Nigeria border upon 520 square mile large and shallow Lake Chad in central Africa.

Другие переводы:

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  • Джеймс Скоттс
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  • Ольга Слободкина
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  • Бартон Раффел, Алла Бураго
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  • Алисса Гиллеспи
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  • Фёдор Манин
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  • Тамара Вардомская
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  • Маша Блох
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  • Марианна Кауфман
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  • Ричард Маккейн
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  • Миша Руднев
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  • Оксана Соловьева
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  • Стефен Додсон
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  • Алексей Ткаченко-Гастев
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  • Александр Ситницкий
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  • Малькольм Линдси
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  • Александр Шаумян
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  • Катарина Гилберт
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  • Бабр
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  • Бренди Вермильон
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  • Болгарский
    Бойко Ламбовски
    Жираф
  • Иврит
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  • Макар Свирепый
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  • Испанский
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  • Эрнесто Эрнандес Бусто, Хосе Мануэль Прието
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  • Амайя Лакаса, Рафаэль Руис де ла Кеста
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  • Ксения Дьяконова, Хосе Матео
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  • Итальянский
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  • Мануэла Витторелли
    La Giraffa
  • Алекс Бронштейн
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  • Каталанский
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  • Китайский
    Хуа Ли
    长颈鹿
  • Ван Чжао Цзянь
    长颈鹿
  • Немецкий
    Ирмгард Вилле
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  • Борис Брайнин
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  • Осетинский
    Инал Плиев
    Жираф
  • Словацкий
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  • Украинский
    Максим Стриха
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  • Наталия Горишная
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  • Французский
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  • Екатерина Литвиненко
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  • Хорватский
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  • Эсперанто
    Татьяна Аудерская
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  • Эстонский
    Калью Кангур
    Kaelkirjak
  • Андрес Эхин
    Kaelkirjak
  • Уно Лахт
    Kaelkirjak
  • Японский
    Кадзуя Гошима
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  • Новонорвежский
    Ю Эгген
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  • Персидский
    автор неизвестен
    زرافه
  • Греческий
    Виктория Бонарева, Василис Чоулиарас
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  • Турецкий
    Атаол Бехрамоглу
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  • Португальский
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  • Джерсийский
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