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Why is my verse so barren of new pride

Language: English

Why is my verse so barren of new pride,
So far from variation or quick change?
Why with the time do I not glance aside
To new-found methods and to compounds strange?
Why write I still all one, ever the same,
And keep invention in a noted weed,
That every word doth almost tell my name,
Showing their birth and where they did proceed?
O, know, sweet love, I always write of you,
And you and love are still my argument;
So all my best is dressing old words new,
Spending again what is already spent:
  For as the sun is daily new and old,
  So is my love still telling what is told.

Translation(s): RUS FRE ITA

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Set in Russian (Русский), a translation by Samuil Yakovlevich Marschak (1887 - 1964) , title 1: "Сонет LXXVI" ENG ITA FRE Set in English, a translation by Friedrich Martin von Bodenstedt (1819 - 1892) , title unknown RUS ITA FRE
Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):
    * FRE French (Français) (François-Victor Hugo) , no title, from Sonnets de Shakespeare, no. 76, published 1857
    * ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , title 1: "Perché il mio verso è spoglio di ogni nuovo ornamento", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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Uvy, moj stikh ne bleshchet noviznoj

Language: Russian (Русский)

Uvy, moj stikh ne bleshchet noviznoj,
Raznoobraz'em peremen nezhdannykh. 
Ne poiskat' li mne tropy inoj,
Prijemov novykh, sochetanij strannykh? 
Ja povtorjaju prezhneje opjat',
V odezhde staroj pojavljajus' snova,
I kazhetsja, po imeni nazvat'
Menja v stihakh ljuboje mozhet slovo. 
Vse `eto ottogo, chto vnov' i vnov'
Reshaju ja odnu svoju zadachu:
Ja o tebe pishu, moja ljubov',
I to zhe serdce, te zhe sily trachu. 
Vse to zhe solnce khodit nado mnoj,
No i ono ne bleshchet noviznoj.

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Text added to the website: 2003-11-04.