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0 posted 2000-05-03 05:32 PM

*This is a poem by A. Pushkin that I've translated from Russian.

Alas! How come she’s glimmering
With temporary, charming vibe?
It’s evident that she’s withering
While youth is blossoming with life...
Soon she will fade! Life of delight
Not very long she has to treasure;
And not for long will she provide
Her happy family with pleasure.
Her mellow wit will not abide
To energize our conversations
And with her soul, she won’t subside
The sufferer’s lamentations.
I hurry, still distraught in thought,
Concealing all of my dejection,
To catch her every cheerful word
And to delight in her perfection.
I watch her move, with admiration,
Percieve each sound from her soul
From every moment’s separation
My tender heart becomes appalled.

 "I will not whole die, my soul in sacred lyre,
will outlive my dust and will escape decay,
And in the moonlit sphere, my glory will not tire
As long as poets still remain" A. Pushkin

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since 2000-01-19
Posts 194
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1 posted 2000-05-03 10:52 PM

Wow! I'm not sure what to say...nice translation though  

"A true friend will always stay a friend
whether or not you feel as though the friendship or relationship is about to end."

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2 posted 2000-05-04 02:24 AM

ohhhh, me likes (me also tired)
I so enjoy reading you translations. Keep up the good work, and make sure you have fun doing it.

 "Sa souvraya niende missian ye." \
I am lost in my own mind.

Some say the world will end in fire,
Some say in ice
From what I've tasted of desire,
I hold with those who favor fire.
But if it had to perish twice,
I think I know enough of hate
To say that for destruction ice
Is also great,
And would suffice.
-Robert Frost

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Floating gently on a cloud....
3 posted 2000-05-04 05:06 AM

Another terrific translation! I do love reading them!

Love and hugs,

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4 posted 2000-05-04 03:10 PM

Thank you everyone and Dragon, I enjoy it more than writing my own poetry...
Yu Lan
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since 2000-04-13
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New Zealand
5 posted 2000-05-05 05:58 AM

Yeah, I like to read these.. Pushkin is such a poet, huh? ^_^ And u r such a gem for bringing his poetry to us.. ^_^


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6 posted 2000-05-05 08:05 PM

I would be modest
And reject your praises
But let's be honest
I am the greatest!-- (smile)

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