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Shest Romansov 'Six Romances', Op 28
Tï vnimayesh, vniz skloniv golovku 'You listen, with bowed head'
Tï vnimayesh, vniz skloniv golovku, Ochi opustiv i tikho vzdïkhaya! Tï ne znayesh, kak mgnovenya eti Strashnï dlya menya i polnï znachenya, Kak menya smushchayet eto molchanye. Ya prigovor tvoy zhdu, ya zhdu reshenya: Il nozh tï mne v serdtse vonzish, Il ray mne otkroyesh. Akh, ne terzay menya, skazhi lish slovo! Otchevo zhe robkoye priznanye V serdtse tak tebe zapalo gluboko? Tï vzdïkhayesh, tï drozhish i plachesh; Il slova lyubvi v ustakh tvoikh nemeyut, Ili tï menya zhaleyesh, ne lyubish? Ya prigovor tvoy zhdu, ya zhdu reshenya: Il nozh tï mne v serdtse vonzish, Il ray mne otkroyesh. Akh, vnemnli zhe molbe moyey, Otvechay, otvechay skorey! Ya prigovor tvoy zhdu, ya zhdu reshenya!
Pyotr Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
You listen, with bowed head, Eyes lowered, sighing gently. You cannot know how these moments Are full of fear for me, full of meaning, And how this silence disturbs me. I await your verdict, your decision: Whether you will plunge a knife into my heart, Or open the gates of paradise. Do not torment me, say just one word! Why did my timid declaration Trouble your heart so deeply? You sigh, you tremble and weep. Perhaps no words of love can pass your lips, Perhaps you pity me, but do not love me? I await your verdict, your decision: Whether you will plunge a knife into my heart, Or open the gates of paradise. Oh, answer my prayers; Answer me quickly! I await your verdict, your decision.