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I bol'no, i sladko

Language: Russian

I bol'no, i sladko,
kogda pri nachale ljubvi
to serdce zab'jotsja ukradkoj,
to v zhilakh techet likhoradka,
i bol'no, i sladko;
to zhar zapylajet v krovi...
I bol'no, i sladko!

Prob'jot chas svidan'ja, -
potupja predatel'nyj vzor,
v volnen'je, v tomlen'je neznan'ja
bojish'sja, zhelajesh' priznan'ja, -
i v muku svidan'je!

Nachnjosh' i prervjosh' razgovor...
I v muku svidan'je!
Ne vymolvish' slova...
Nemejesh', robejesh', drozhish';
dusha, proklinaja okovy, 
vsja v rechi izlit'sja gotova...
Net sily, net slova,
i tol'ko gljadish' i molchish'!

I sladko, i bol'no...
I trepet bezumnyj zatikh;
i serdcu legko i razdol'no...
Slova polilis' by tak vol'no,
i sladko, i bol'no,
no slushat' uzh nekomu ikh.
I sladko, i bol'no,
i sladko, i bol'no.

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