Treasure Island

Lyudmila Purgina

(Russian Federation)

B.Akhmadulina, August - translation (rus.)


August
by Bella Akhmadulina

So generous was august, dropping stars,
So unthinking - in the set for property,
And dwellers' faces of Rostov-town,
Of all the south dwellers - turned to spectacle.

I'm thanking my good fate for fall
Of shining stars down on naked shoulders,
So similar is downfall of all
The lilac inflorescence in the garden old.

We watched for long the sunset at that time,
Our neighbours were such angry with the keys,
When a musician leaned to the old piano
With his grey-haired head, deriving music.

We were the sounds of one single music.
Oh, we could then untune the instrument,
But this accord from you to me
Was hardly to be torn or ruined.

In autumn this the beacons were so bright,
So near, close were the shining stars,
On boulevards the sailors had good time,
And girls in headscarfs had run about.

As earlier there are the fall and heat,
As earlier the sea shore is invariable,
Only from single music two light keys,
Two tunes had slipped out forever.

Submitted: Saturday, July 28, 2012
Edited: Saturday, March 15, 2014

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Topic(s): lyric

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Poet's Notes about The Poem

In russian
http: //www.stihi.ru/2012/07/18/692

Comments about this poem (B.Akhmadulina, August - translation (rus.) by Lyudmila Purgina )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

Top Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. A Dream Within A Dream
    Edgar Allan Poe
  9. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  10. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
    Maya Angelou

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. A Thank You Note, Emily Liang
  2. ~ Lonely ~, Aparna Chatterjee
  3. The Sunshine, Emily Liang
  4. Drying River., Bieze Josephat
  5. WE MUST STICK TO OUR WORDS يجب ان نلتصق .., MOHAMMAD SKATI
  6. I Miss You, Gabriel Mbusya
  7. WE MUST STICK TO OUR WORDS, MOHAMMAD SKATI
  8. Ceremonial Dance., Bieze Josephat
  9. OUR WORDS ARE NOT FUNNY, MOHAMMAD SKATI
  10. Indigo, mary douglas

Poem of the Day

poet Helen Hunt Jackson

The month of carnival of all the year,
When Nature lets the wild earth go its way,
And spend whole seasons on a single day.
The spring-time holds her white and purple dear;
...... Read complete »

   
[Hata Bildir]