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Giraffe

Жираф

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 come any near it, but the full Moons
(He's sensible, graciously slender, believe?)
When they shatter and sway on the water of sweeping lagoons.

From a distance he looks like the colored sail of a ship
His running's as smooth as a joyful flight of a bird.
The Earth can see many a wondrous thing
When at sunset he's hiding himself in a marble magnificent grot.

I know fairy-tales of mysterious plains
About the Lady of Black and a passionate king - young and strong,
But you have been breathing in damp heavy fogs for so long,
You have no faith in just anything, but our rains.

And how can I tell you about the tropical gardens, my love,
About the palm-trees, so graceful, the scent of unthinkable herbs.
You're crying? Oh, listen...
In far away, far away lands,
by lake Chad,
There wanders a gorgeous giraffe.

Варианты перевода предпоследней строфы:

I know the fairy-tales of mysterious plains
About the Lady of Black and the passions of a fabulous king,
But long you've been breathing in damp heavy fogs - that's the thing,
You have no faith in just anything, but our rains.

I know fairy-tales of mysterious plains
About the Lady of Black and the passions of fabulous kings who're no wrong,
But you have been breathing in damp heavy fogs for so long,
You have no faith in just anything, but our rains.

Другие переводы:

  • Английский
    Стефен Додсон
    Giraffe
  • Джеймс Скоттс
    The Giraffe
  • Миша Руднев
    Giraffe
  • Бартон Раффел, Алла Бураго
    The Giraffe
  • Алисса Гиллеспи
    Giraffe
  • Фёдор Манин
    Giraffe
  • Тамара Вардомская
    The Giraffe
  • Дон Магер
    Giraffe
  • Маша Блох
    The Giraffe
  • Марианна Кауфман
    Giraffe
  • Ричард Маккейн
    Giraffe
  • Алексей Ткаченко-Гастев
    The Giraffe
  • Бренди Вермильон
    The Giraffe
  • Бабр
    Giraffe
  • Катарина Гилберт
    The Giraffe
  • Александр Шаумян
    The Giraffe
  • Александр Ситницкий
    The Giraffe
  • Малькольм Линдси
    The Giraffe
  • Болгарский
    Бойко Ламбовски
    Жираф
  • Иврит
    Макар Свирепый
    ג`ירפ
  • Лиля Голдовская
    ג`ירפ
  • Испанский
    Эрнесто Эрнандес Бусто, Хосе Мануэль Прието
    Jirafa
  • Луис Гомес де Аранда, Елена Курченко
    Jirafa
  • Амайя Лакаса, Рафаэль Руис де ла Кеста
    La Jirafa
  • Ксения Дьяконова, Хосе Матео
    La Jirafa
  • Итальянский
    Алекс Бронштейн
    Giraffa
  • Амедео Анелли
    La giraffa
  • Мануэла Витторелли
    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
  • Осетинский
    Инал Плиев
    Жираф
  • Словацкий
    Ян Квапил
    Žirafa
  • Украинский
    Наталия Горишная
    Жирафа
  • Максим Стриха
    Жираф
  • Французский
    Ирина Канычева
    Girafe
  • 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
  • Джерсийский
    Герайнт Дженнигс
    Girafe

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