ника, 11.05.02–11.05.11

 

Новые слова замучили меня.
То пропускаю буквы,
То ударенье не туда поставлю.
Забытым словом хвастаюсь давно.
Оно легко ложится в речь.
Значение его – Любовь –
Мне подарило время
В предчувствии покоя.

New words have tortured me.
I skip some letter here
I won’t stress it there.
I have long bragged
that I forget the word.
It is so easy to say it.
But time gives its meaning
to me as a present – which love is –
in the presentiment of rest.

 

 

Золотую рыбку обманули:
Все ее дары назад вернули.
Даже те слова,
Что о любви сказала,
Мы назад отдали —
Горькое начало…
Отчего же снова
С берега крутого
Мы с мольбою смотрим,
Ожидая слова?

The gold fishie – deceived:
all of his gifts given back.
Even his words of love
returned – a bitter start.
Why then do we cast
glances of entreaty
from the cliff edge
expecting a word?

 

 

Подожди,
Я зажгу фонарь
Осветить откос,
По которому
Ты скатишься во тьму.

Wait,
I will light up a lamp
will light up the slope
on which you slip
into the dark.

 

text by ника турбина
translation by Federico Federici
tonight’s venue: reading from All the letters of this alphabet (Russian, English, Italian), Maya Dubrovskaya and Federico Federici, 22:00-23:00.

(Photo and texts courtesy of Nika Turbina’s family)

2 comments

  1. Alcune non sono mai state tradotte in inglese: sto lavorando sull’archivio, ma i tempi sono piuttosto lunghi.
    Questi tre testi usciranno a breve su una rivista inglese, anticipando un lavoro più corposo che, spero, avrà esito editoriale felice come già successo per il libretto pubblicato con le Edizioni di Via del Vento.
    Grazie della visita e lettura.
    F.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s