"В день святого Валентина"
В день святого Валентина
Не могу сдержать лавину
Одолевших меня чувств,
Открываю тайный шлюз,
И любовь моя стремится,
Страстью пенится, и мчится
К самой лучшей на Земле!
Восхитительной!! К тебе!!!
"How do I love thee?"
How do I love thee?
How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
I love thee to the depth and breadth and height
My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight
For the ends of Being and ideal Grace.
I love thee to the level of every day's
Most quiet need; by sun and candle-light.
I love thee freely, as men strive for Right;
I love thee purely, as they turn from Praise.
I love thee with the passion put to use
In my old griefs, and with my childhood's faith
I love thee with a love I seemed to lose
With my lost saints,--I love thee with the breath.
Smiles, tears, of all my life!--and, if God choose,
I shall but love thee better after death.
Elizabeth Barrnett Browning
"How Little in Me Is Not Touched by You"
How Little in Me Is Not Touched by You
How little in me is not touched by you!
A friendship is a light that fills the heart,
Painting with its gold each darkened hue,
Providing warmth to each sequestered part.
You are the mirror of my better self,
Verifier of the best in me,
A bridge across the unsuspected gulf
Lodged between what can and ought to be.
Expectations can be wings, not bars,
Necessary to sustain our flight.
The faith of friends in us is wholly ours,
Incoming to uplift us to its height.
No soul can see itself, but must depend,
Each on each, upon a trusted friend.
"How Much Can One Person Love Another"
How Much Can One Person Love Another
How much can one person love another?
A universe exists in time and space,
Placed within the boundaries of one place,
Pressed into a point far from forever.
Yet love comes to us from some quite other,
Visiting our sorrow with its grace,
Answering our rage with its embrace,
Lending us the wisdom of its wonder.
Even as I say this, you are there,
Nestling in where need undoes the day,
Taking up your small infinity.
Inside my window, you are everywhere,
Nor could I tell how much such love might weigh,
Even were it salient as the sea.
"Есть в мире много пожеланий"
Есть в мире много пожеланий,
Их всех не перечесть.
Тебя я просто поздравляю,
Люблю такой, какая есть.
Будь все время красивой:
И душой и собой.
Будь все время любимой:
И зимой, и весной.
Не склоняйся рябиной,
Если будет беда.
Будь все время счастливой -
В этот день и всегда.
"How Simple to Be Happy Here in Heaven"
How Simple to Be Happy Here in Heaven
How simple to be happy here in heaven!
After all, one doesn't want for much.
Passion finds its willing partner, ever
Pleased to please with a deft and tender touch.
Yearning is like walking through a valley
Veiled in the loveliness of flowers.
All the beauty of the earth can only
Lead us to the edge of what is ours.
Etched into our love there is a message,
Not of now but of all time and place,
Telling of a truth beyond the passage
In which we move from mystery to grace.
Nor are there signs that such content can be
Except my love for you, and yours for me.
"I Know I Hardly Know You"
I Know I Hardly Know You
I know I hardly know you,
But I think that I may love you.
You can see the way I look at you
I know you have a girlfriend,
But I think we can be happy,
So take the time to find out
If it's so.
I know we don't have much time,
But I think it's just enough;
If you'd like to take a chance on me,
"She walks in beauty, like the night"
She walks in beauty, like the night
Of cloudless climes and starry skies,
And all that's best of dark and bright,
Meet in the aspect and her eyes;
Thus mellow'd to that tender light
Which heaven and gaudy day denies.
"Ты о любви не говори!"
Ты о любви не говори!
Испортить можешь всё словами.
Ты докажи её делами,
Глазами, нежностью, губами,
Осыпь душистыми цветами,
А вслух о ней не говори.
"I Miss You Terribly This Day of Love"
I Miss You Terribly This Day of Love
I miss you terribly this day of love,
Miss you with a wound that stabs and aches.
I see the love around me, and it takes
So much strength simply just to move.
Soon, soon, my love, this waiting will be done.
You and I will have what we desire.
On days like this we'll sit beside the fire,
Undoing all the pain of days long gone.
"I Wish You Were My Valentine"
I Wish You Were My Valentine
I wish you were my Valentine
Though I may not be yours,
And I may, in my ignorance,
Be speaking to closed doors.
I have no inkling of your heart,
No hint what you might say;
But when I think of you the sun
Will just not go away.
There is in you a loveliness
That makes my darkness shine,
And so I'll wait, if wait I must,
To be your Valentine.
"Как много разных валентинок"
Как много разных валентинок
Кружится в снежном феврале.
Одна из них - моя к тебе,
То ль из снежинок, то ль слезинок.
Зависит от тебя:
Снега растопим и весну
Скорей покличем иль зиму
Оставим в чувствах навсегда.