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В. Брюсов "Я" (Мой дух не изнемог..)

English translation: I (In contradictions dark...)

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08:32 Jan 9, 2003
Russian to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary - Poetry & Literature / poetry
Russian term or phrase: В. Брюсов "Я" (Мой дух не изнемог..)
Помогите еще, пожалуйста, найти английский перевод стихотворения Брюсова "Я":
Мой дух не изнемог
Во тьме противоречий.
Не обессилел ум
В сцепленьях роковых.
Я всех людей люблю,
Мне дороги все речи,
И всем богам
Я посвящаю стих.
Alla Kobkova
Russian Federation
Local time: 23:49
English translation:I (In contradictions dark...)
Explanation:
In contradictions dark my soul stayed strong,
My mind in fatal grappling never weakened.
I love all dreams, all tongues are dear,
And to all gods I dedicate my poetry.

I've lifted up my prayers to Hecate, Astarte,
As priest I've spilled the blood of sacrificial calves
And later stood beneath the crucifixions,
And praised that love as strong as death.

I've been to the lyceums', academies' groves,
Transcribed the sages' learned dicta there in wax,
Was favored by them all as true disciple,
But I loved only the intercourse of words.

Among the statues on the isle of Dream,
Like songs, I followed flaming paths and flameless ones,
Bowing now to the flaring, and now to the fleshly,
Now all atremble, foresensing phantoms.

The murkiness of contradictions, oddly, I also came to love,
And avidly began pursuit of fateful mixtures.
All dreams are sweet to me, all words I cherish,
And to all gods consign my lines.
(1899)

http://www.albany.edu/faculty/rlp96/briusov.html



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Note added at 2003-01-09 17:04:33 (GMT)
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I\'m sure there also exist other variations.
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Deborah Hoffman
Local time: 12:49
Grading comment
Thank you very much!
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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I (In contradictions dark...)


Explanation:
In contradictions dark my soul stayed strong,
My mind in fatal grappling never weakened.
I love all dreams, all tongues are dear,
And to all gods I dedicate my poetry.

I've lifted up my prayers to Hecate, Astarte,
As priest I've spilled the blood of sacrificial calves
And later stood beneath the crucifixions,
And praised that love as strong as death.

I've been to the lyceums', academies' groves,
Transcribed the sages' learned dicta there in wax,
Was favored by them all as true disciple,
But I loved only the intercourse of words.

Among the statues on the isle of Dream,
Like songs, I followed flaming paths and flameless ones,
Bowing now to the flaring, and now to the fleshly,
Now all atremble, foresensing phantoms.

The murkiness of contradictions, oddly, I also came to love,
And avidly began pursuit of fateful mixtures.
All dreams are sweet to me, all words I cherish,
And to all gods consign my lines.
(1899)

http://www.albany.edu/faculty/rlp96/briusov.html



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Note added at 2003-01-09 17:04:33 (GMT)
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I\'m sure there also exist other variations.

Deborah Hoffman
Local time: 12:49
Specializes in field
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in category: 36
Grading comment
Thank you very much!

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