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Ne dolgo nam guljat

Language: Russian

Ne dolgo nam guljat ruka s rukoj
V sadu gustom, po lipovym allejam,
Pri bleske zvezd, vecherneju poroj,
I zhizn' raznezhennoj, dushoj
Blagodarit' za vsjo, chto my imejem.

Ne dolgo nam pod obajan'jem snov,
Kak molodost' igrivykh i letuchikh,
Sledja lunu v izgibakh oblakov,
Mechtat' o tom, chemu net slov,
No chto zhivjot v dushakh u nas kipuchikh.
O, milyj drug! [Ne dolgo nam cvesti]1
Blazhenstvom chuvstv! za to my dolgo budem
Za nikh sud'be stradan'jem dan' nesti
I slova strashnogo: prosti!
My nikogda s toboj ne pozabudem.

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1 Tchaikovsky: "Cvesti ne dolgo nam"

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