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Zhelten'kaja ptichka, 'Little yellow bird' Op. 68


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Four Poems by Rabindranath Tagore (Op. 68)


Zhelten'kaja ptichka, 'Little yellow bird'

Zhelten'kaja ptichka v sad nash zaletela,
Serdce vstrepenulos', radost' priletela.
I ona, i ja zhivjom zdes' pomalen'ku,
Ottogo my ljubim nashu dereven'ku.
Akh!...
Nasha dereven'ka Khondzhana,
Rechku nazyvajut Andzhana.
Kto zhe zdes' ne znajet,
Kto zhe zdes' ne znajet,
Chto menja zovut vse Radzhana.
Pereulkom uzkim k nim idjosh' poroju,
Ves' on v aromatakh, ves' v cvetakh vesnoju.
Tam nad ikh izbushkoj, kak i tut, sred' nochi
S radostnoj ulybkoj zvezd mercajut ochi.
Akh!...
Nasha dereven'ka Khondzhana,
Rechku nazyvajut Andzhana.
Kto zhe zdes' ne znajet,
Kto zhe zdes' ne znajet,
Chto menja zovut vse Radzhana.

A little yellow bird

A little yellow bird flew down into our garden,
Setting my heart aquiver with joy.
Together, we quietly get on with our lives,
Because we love our little village so.
Ah!
Our little village of Honjana,
With its little river, Anjana.
Who here doesn’t know,
Who here doesn’t know
That I’m called Radjana.
Down a narrow lane you get to it,
A lane heavy with scented flowers in spring.
And deep in the night, above the cottage,
The eyes of the stars twinkle with a joyful smile.
Ah!
Our little village of Honjana,
With its little river, Anjana.
Who here doesn’t know,
Who here doesn’t know
That I’m called Radjana.

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