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Ti pomnish’li vecher (1893)

Ti pomnish’li vecher

Ty pomnish' li vecher, kak more shumelo,
V shipovnike pel solovej,
Dushistye vetki akacii beloj
Kachalis' na shljape tvojej?
Mezh kamnej, obrosshikh gustym vinogradom,
Doroga byla tak uzka;
V molchan'e nad morem my jekhali rjadom,
S rukoju skhodilas' ruka.
Ty pomnish' li rjov dozhdevogo potoka
I penu i bryzgi krugom;
I nam nashe gore kazalos' daljoko,
I kak my zabyli o njom!

Do you recall the evening

Do you recall the evening, when the sea roared
And the nightingale sang in the dogrose,
When fragrant twigs of white acacia
Swayed on your hat?
Between the rocks, thickly overgrown with vines,
The path, so narrow, passed,
We rode in silence by the sea,
Hand , in hand.
Do you recall the roar of the pouring rain,
And the spume and spray all around?
And how far away our grief seemed to be,
And how we we had forgotten about it!

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Composer

Sergei Rachmaninov was a Russian composer, pianist, and conductor of the late Romantic period.


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Poet

Count Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy (9 September 1828 – 20 November 1910), usually referred to in English as Leo Tolstoy, was a Russian writer who is regarded as one of the greatest authors of all time. He received multiple nominations for Nobel Prize in Literature every year from 1902 to 1906, and nominations for Nobel Peace Prize in 1901, 1902 and 1910, and his miss of the prize is a major Nobel prize controversy.

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