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Usni, pechal'nyj drug

Language: Russian

Usni, pechal'nyj drug, uzhe s grjadushchej t'moj
vechernij alyj svet slivajetsja vsjo bole,
blejashchije stada vernulisja domoj,
i uleglasja pyl' na opustelom pole.

Da snidet angel sna, prekrasen i krylat,
i da pereneset tebja on v zhizn' inuju!
Izdavna byl on mne v pechali drug i brat,
usni, mojo ditja, k nemu ja ne revnuju.

Na rany serdca on zabvenije prol'jet,
pytlivuju tosku ot razuma [otymet]1,
i s gorestnoj dushi na nej lezhashchij gnet
do novogo utra nezrimo [pripodymet]2.

Tomimaja ves' den' dushevnoju bor'boj,
ot vzorov i rechej vrazhdebnykh ty ustala.
Usni, mojo ditja, mezh nimi i toboj
on blagostnoj rukoj opustit pokryvalo.

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

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