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Gornimi tikho letela dusha nebesami

Language: Russian

Gornimi tikho letela dusha nebesami,
Grustnyje dolu ona opuskala resnicy,
Sljozy v prostranstvo ot nikh upadaja zvezdami,
Svetloj i dlinnoj [za neju vilis']1 verenicej.
Vstrechnyje tikho jejo voproshali svetila:
«[Otchego]2 tak grustna i o chjom `eti sljozy vo vzore?»
Jim otvechala ona: «ja zemli ne zabyla.
Mnogo [ostavila ja tam]3 stradan'ja i gorja.
Zdes' ja lish' likam blazhenstva i radosti vnemlju,
Pravednykh dushi ne znajut ni skorbi, ni zloby.
O, otpusti menja snova, sozdatel', na zemlju,
Bylo-b o kom pozhalet' i uteshit' kogo-by!»

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1 Musorgsky, Tchaikovsky: "vilisja za nej"
2 Musorgsky, Tchaikovsky: "Chto"
3 Musorgsky: "otvechala tam ja"; Tchaikovsky: "ostavila tam ja"

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