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Ni otzyva, ni slova, ni priveta, ('No Response, no Word, no Greeting') Op. 28 no.5

Ni otzyva, ni slova, ni priveta, ('No Response, no Word, no Greeting')

Ni otzyva, ni slova, ni priveta,
Pustyneju mež nami mir ležit,
I mysl' moja s voprosom bez otveta
Ispuganno nad serdcem tjagotit!
Užel' sredi časov toski i gneva
Prošedšee isčeznet bez sleda,
Kak lëgkij zvuk zabytogo napeva,
Kak v mrak nočnoj upavšaja zvezda?

No Response, no Word, no Greeting

No response, no word, no greeting,
Like a desert, the world lies between us,
And a thought weights fearfully upon my heart,
A question without an answer!
Can it be true that midst hours of longing and of wrath,
The past will disappear without a trace,
Like the gentle sound of a forgotten melody,
Like a falling star in the gloom of night?

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