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Zaklinanie vody i ognja (1921) Op. 36


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Five Balmont Poems (Op. 36)


Zaklinanie vody i ognja

Ja svet zažgu, ja svet zažgu na etom beregu.
Idi tichon’ko.
Sledi, na kamne est’ voda,
Idi so mnoj, s ognem, tuda, s ognem, tuda.
Na belom kamne est’ voda,
Na belom kamne est’ voda.
Idi tichon’ko.
Ruka s rukoj, ruka s rukoj,
Zdes’ kto-to est’ drugoj.
Idi tichon’ko.
Tot kto-to, možet, slyšit nas.
Sledi, čtob svet naš ne pogas,
Čtoby voda ne prolilas’.
Tot kto-to, možet, slyšit nas.
Tot kto-to, možet, slyšit, možet, slyšit nas.
Idi tichon’ko.
My svet nesëm, my svet nesëm,
Raby nam noč’ so dnëm.
Idi tichon’ko.
Sledi, ruka s rukoj tverda, na belom kamne est’ voda.
Sveti, idëm s ognem tuda.
Sveti, sledi, sledi, sveti.
Idi tochon’ko.
Idi tochon’ko.
Idi tochon’ko ...

Incantation of fire and water

I shall light a light, light a light on this river bank.
Step gently.
Look – there is water on that stone,
Come with me, with the fire, over there,
There is water on the white stone,
There is water on the white stone.
Step gently.
Hand in hand, hand in hand,
Someone else is here.
Step gently.
That someone may be listening to us.
Be careful lest our light go out,
Lest the water spill.
That someone may be listening to us.
That someone may be listening to us.
Step gently.
We bear the light, we bear the light,
Night and day are our slaves.
Step gently.
Look, firmly hand in hand, there is water on the white stone.
Point the light, we bear the flame.
Point the light and follow – point and follow.
Step gently.
Step gently.
Step gently …

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Composer

Sergei Sergeyevich Prokofiev was a Soviet composer, pianist and conductor. As the creator of acknowledged masterpieces across numerous musical genres, he is regarded as one of the major composers of the 20th century.


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Poet

Konstantin Dmitriyevich Balmont was a Russian symbolist poet and translator. 


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