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Mikhail Lermontov

Mikhail Lermontov

MIKHAIL LERMONTOV: Loneliness

Loneliness

1830
It's Hell for us to draw the fetters
Of life in alienation, stiff.
All people prefer to share gladness,
And nobody - to share grief.

As a king of air, I'm lone here,
The pain lives in my heart, so grim,
And I can see that, to the fear
Of fate, years pass me by like dreams;

And comes again with, touched by gold,
The same dream, gloomy one and old.
I see a coffin, black and sole,
It waits: why to detain the world?

There will be not a sad reflection,
There will be (I am betting on)
Much more gaily celebration
When I am dead, than - born.


Translated by Yevgeny Bonver, November, 2000
Edited by Dmitry Karshtedt, May, 2001


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