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 Boris L. Pasternak


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  Зимняя ночь

   Winter Night

Мело, мело по всей земле
Во все пределы.
Свеча горела на столе,
Свеча горела.

Как летом роем мошкара
Летит на пламя,
Слетались хлопья со двора
К оконной раме.

Метель лепила на стекле
Кружки и стрелы.
Свеча горела на столе,
Свеча горела.

На озарённый потолок
Ложились тени,
Скрещенья рук, скрещенья ног,
Судьбы скрещенья.

И падали два башмачка
Со стуком на пол.
И воск слезами с ночника
На платье капал.

И все терялось в снежной мгле
Седой и белой.
Свеча горела на столе,
Свеча горела.

На свечку дуло из угла,
И жар соблазна
Вздымал, как ангел, два крыла
Крестообразно.

Мело весь месяц в феврале,
И то и дело
Свеча горела на столе,
Свеча горела.

The blizzards covered up the earth
And roamed uncurbed.
The candle burned upon the desk
The candle burned.

As in the summer, moths are drawn
Towards the flame,
The pale snowflakes flown
Unto the pane.

Upon the glass, bright snowy rings
And streaks were churned.
The candle burned upon the desk,
The candle burned.

On the illumined ceiling
Shadows swayed,
A cross of arms, a cross of legs,
A cross of fate

Two boots fell down on the floor
With crashing sound.
And from the crown tears of wax
Dripped on the gown.

And nothing in the snowy haze
Could be discerned.
The candle burned upon the desk,
The candle burned.

A gentle draft blew from the corner,
Flame in temptation
Would raise two wings into a cross
As if an angel.

It snowed a lot all through the month,
This frequently occurred
The candle burned upon the desk,
The candle burned.


1946 Translated by Andrey Kneller
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