Wystan Hugh Auden «Refugee Blues»

Wystan Hugh Auden

Стихотворение англо-американского поэта Уистена Хью Одена (1907-1973) «Блюз для беженцев» на английском и русском языках. Refugee Blues Say this city has ten million souls, Some are living in mansions, some are living in holes: Yet there’s no place for us, my dear, yet there’s no place for us. Once we had a country and we thought it fair, Look in the atlas and you’ll find it there: We cannot go there now, my dear, we cannot go there now. In the village churchyard there grows an old yew, Every spring it blossoms anew: Old passports can’t do that, my dear, … Читать далее →

Porphyria’s Lover by Robert Browning

Robert Browning

Стихотворение Роберта Браунинга (1812-1889) «Возлюбленной Порфирии» на английском языке и в переводе на русский язык. Porphyria’s Lover The rain set early in tonight, The sullen wind was soon awake, It tore the elm-tops down for spite, and did its worst to vex the lake: I listened with heart fit to break. When glided in Porphyria; straight She shut the cold out and the storm, And kneeled and made the cheerless grate Blaze up, and all the cottage warm; Which done, she rose, and from her form Withdrew the dripping cloak and shawl, And laid her soiled gloves by, untied Her … Читать далее →

John Donne «The Triple Fool» / Джон Донн «Тройной дурак»

перо и свиток

The Triple Fool I am two fools, I know, For loving, and for saying so In whining poetry; But where’s that wiseman, that would not be I, If she would not deny? Then as th’ earth’s inward narrow crooked lanes Do purge sea water’s fretful salt away, I thought, if I could draw my pains Through rhyme’s vexation, I should them allay. Grief brought to numbers cannot be so fierce, For he tames it, that fetters it in verse. But when I have done so, Some man, his art and voice to show, Doth set and sing my pain; And, … Читать далее →

Thomas Hardy «On The Departure Platform»

прощание на перроне

Стихотворение Томаса Харди «Прощанье на перроне» на английском языке с переводом на русский язык. On The Departure Platform We kissed at the barrier; and passing through She left me, and moment by moment got Smaller and smaller, until to my view She was but a spot; A wee white spot of muslin fluff That down the diminishing platform bore Through hustling crowds of gentle and rough To the carriage door. Under the lamplight’s fitful glowers, Behind dark groups from far and near, Whose interests were apart from ours, She would disappear, Then show again, till I ceased to see That … Читать далее →

John Donne «The Good-Morrow»

Влюбленные

Стихотворение Джона Донна (1572-1631) «С добрым утром!» на английском и русском языках. The Good-Morrow I wonder, by my troth, what thou and I Did, till we loved? Were we not weaned till then? But sucked on country pleasures, childishly? Or snorted we in the Seven Sleepers’ den? ’Twas so; but this, all pleasures fancies be. If ever any beauty I did see, Which I desired, and got, ’twas but a dream of thee. And now good-morrow to our waking souls, Which watch not one another out of fear; For love, all love of other sights controls, And makes one little … Читать далее →

Thomas Hardy «The Darkling Thrush»

Томас Харди

Написанное в последние дни XIX столетия оно называлось «By the Century’s Deathbed» (На смертном одре века). Вскоре однако Харди изменил заглавие на «The Darkling Thrush» — буквально ‘дрозд, едва различимый в темноте’, но слово ‘Darkling’ имеет в английской поэтической традиции еще и особый смысл: «вещий», «видящий в темноте»; в этом смысле оно употреблено у Мильтона (Paradise Lost) и у Китса (Ode to a Nightingale). Таким образом, изменение заголовка имело принципиальный характер: смысловым центром стало уже не отпевание умершего века, а радостное предвосхищение наступающего столетия. В 1930 г. английский композитор Робин Милфорд (Milford) создал на слова стихотворения своеобразное музыкальное произведение того … Читать далее →