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Ne ukhodi, ne prostivshis' so mnoi, 'Do not leave me without saying farewell' Op. 68


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Four Poems by Rabindranath Tagore (Op. 68)


Ne ukhodi, ne prostivshis' so mnoi, 'Do not leave me without saying farewell'

Ne ukhodi, ne prostivshis' so mnoi, moj milyj!
Mne ne spalos', i teper', dorogoj moj,
Sna prevozmoch' ne imeju ja sily.
Jesli usnu, ja tebja poterjaju!
Ne ukhodi, ne prostivshis' so mnoj.
Vzdrognuv, tebja ja kasajus' v trevoge.
Jesli b, svjazav tvoi ruki,
Ja serdcem svoim krepko derzhat' u grudi ikh mogla by!
Ne ukhodi... Ja shepchu, zasypaja:
«Ne ukhodi... ne ukhodi... ne ukhodi... ne ukhodi!»

Do not leave me without saying farewell

Do not leave me without saying farewell, my love!
I have not slept all night, and now, my darling,
The desire to sleep is too much for me!
I fear that if I should I fall asleep, I shall lose you!
Do not leave without saying farewell to me.
Trembling, I anxiously reach out to touch you.
If only, having bound your hands,
I could hold them close to my breast with my heart!
Do not leave me… I whisper as I fall asleep:
“Do not leave… do not leave… do not leave… do not leave me!”

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