The Poplar​/​Тополь

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Музыка и слова Леонида Тихомирова.
Написана в 1994 г. Записана в 1994 г. в СПб и Остине.


The Poplar


A poplar stands in the field,
A poplar grows in the field,
A poplar sighs in the field,
A poplar blooms in the field.

There’s a windy spirit in the field,
The wind lives in the field,
Fluffy seed of the poplar
Is scattered by the wind.

Next to the poplar stands
A dry and ancient giant.
Its ancient body creaks,
Moaning from its old wounds.

A black bird is sitting
On a far branch.
A black bird promises
The old one a quick death.

Two of the same flesh and blood
Are standing in the wind –
A flowering green poplar
And the dried and blackened one.

Their roots have intertwined
Beneath the untrampled earth.
Their lives have merged
In the black soil of the field.

A poplar stands in the field,
A poplar blooms in the field,
A poplar creaks in the field,
A poplar…


Во поле тополь стоит, во поле тополь растет,
Во поле тополь шумит, во поле тополь цветет.
Во поле ветренный дух, во поле ветер живет,
С тополя хлопьями пух по полю ветер несет.

С тополем рядом стоит старый сухой великан.
Старое тело скрипит, ноет от старческих ран.
Черная птица сидит на недоступном суку,
Черная птица сулит скорую смерть старику.

В поле стоят на ветру двое из плоти одной –
Тополь зеленый в цвету и почерневший сухой.
Корни обоих сплелись под непримятой травой,
Жизни обоих слились с черной земле полевой.


from ZA's Castle​/​ЗАмок, released June 1, 1998
Leonid Tikhomirov - guitar, vocals
Richard Mayer - flute



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