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Усни, печальный друг

Language: Russian (Русский)

Усни, печальный друг, уже с грядущей тьмой
вечерний алый свет сливается всё боле,
блеящие стада вернулися домой,
и улеглася пыль на опустелом поле.

Да снидет ангел сна, прекрасен и крылат,
и да перенесет тебя он в жизнь иную!
Издавна был он мне в печали друг и брат,
усни, моё дитя, к нему я не ревную.

На раны сердца он забвение прольет,
пытливую тоску от разума [отымет]1,
и с горестной души на ней лежащий гнет
до нового утра незримо [приподымет]2.

Томимая весь день душевною борьбой,
от взоров и речей враждебных ты устала.
Усни, моё дитя, меж ними и тобой
он благостной рукой опустит покрывало.

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1 Tchaikovsky: "otnimet"
2 Tchaikovsky: "pripodnimet"

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