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Помогите, люди добрые! Нет ли у кого "Я входил вместо дикого зверя в клетку" Бродского в английском переводе? Мне нужно прямо сейчас, а гугль не помогает.

Date: 2012-04-02 11:05 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] avva.livejournal.com
I, instead of a wild beast, entered the cage,
Burnt my own sentence's length and moniker with a nail in the barrack,
lived by the sea, played roulette,
dined with the devil knows who in a tail-coat.
From the heights of a glacier I surveyed half the globe,
thrice drowned, twice was ripped apart.
Abandoned the country that had nurtured me.
Those who've forgotten me could make up a city.
I mooched around the steppes which remembered the howls of the Hun,
wore what's again in fashion,
sowed rye, black-felted the barn,
and the only thing I didn't drink was dry water.
I let into my dreams the burnished steel pupil of my guard,
gobbled down the bread of exile, not leaving a crumb.
Permitted my vocal chords all sounds save wailing;
changed to a whisper. Now I'm forty.
What's there to say about life? That it turned out to be long.
Only with grief do I feel solidarity.
But whilst my mouth is not yet packed with clay,
It'll only resound with gratitude.

(translated by Chris Jones w/ the author).

Date: 2012-04-02 11:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dashi-ell.livejournal.com
Толик, огромное спасибо!

Date: 2012-04-03 12:49 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dashi-ell.livejournal.com
Была неправа, гугль помог. :)


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