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To K*** (re-edited)

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Master
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0 posted 02-04-2000 11:00 PM       View Profile for Master   Email Master   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit Master's Home Page   View IP for Master

I never get tired of translating, this is a poem by A. Pushkin that I've translated a couple of days ago.

I still remember that amazing moment
When you appeared before my sight
As though a brief and fleeting omen,
Pure phantom in enchanting light.

In the depressionís hopeless captive,
In haste of clamorous processions,
I heard your voice-- soft and attractive.
And dreamt of dear, beloved expressions.

Years passed. In gusts, rebellious and active,
A tempest scattered past progressions
And I forgot your voice attractive,
Your sacred and divine expressions.

Detained in darkened isolation,
My days would slowly drag in strife.
With lack of faith and inspiration,
With lack of tears, and love and life.

My soul attained its waking moment:
You re-appeared before my sight,
As though a brief and fleeting omen,
Pure phantom in enchanting light.

And now, my heart, in fascination
Beats rapidly and finds alive:
Devout faith and inspiration,
And gentle tears and love and life.
© Copyright 2000 Andrey Kneller - All Rights Reserved
Master
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1 posted 02-04-2000 11:28 PM       View Profile for Master   Email Master   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Master's Home Page   View IP for Master

I've posted this poem a couple of days ago, but I've made some changes to it. I think it sounds much better now. Hope you like it!
Denise
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2 posted 02-05-2000 12:21 AM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Very well done, again, Master. You're talent is amazing. You can tell that this is a labor of love!

Denise
Skyfyre
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3 posted 02-05-2000 12:30 AM       View Profile for Skyfyre   Email Skyfyre   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Skyfyre

Now, yanno I would have to read anything that was "To K***"  LOL

Like this, Master -- not sure who the oet is but I like the translation ...  

--Kess


 Full fathom five thy father lies,
Of his bones are coral made,
Those are pearls that were his eyes;
Nothing of him that doth fade
But doth suffer a sea-change
Into something rich and strange...


--William Shakespeare, from The Tempest

Master
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4 posted 02-05-2000 01:10 AM       View Profile for Master   Email Master   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Master's Home Page   View IP for Master

Again, thank you Denise! I must be boring you with these... lol

Kess, sorry to disappoint you, I don't think that Pushkin addressed this poem to you. You never heard of him? He's one of the most famous Russian poets, I could find a few links if you want. Thanks for responding!
hoot_owl_rn
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Absolutely beautiful  
Master
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6 posted 02-05-2000 11:13 AM       View Profile for Master   Email Master   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Master's Home Page   View IP for Master

Thank you Ruth!
 
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