“So who has seen the Kremlin’s morning flash” (“Кто видел Кремль в час утра золотой”), Mikhail Lermontov

lermont2

 

So who has seen the Kremlin’s morning flash,
When over Moscow drapes a misty cling,
When, proud and simple, ’twixt the churches’ gash,
Gleams white the giant tower, like a king?

:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

Кто видел Кремль в час утра золотой,
Когда лежит над городом туман,
Когда меж храмов с гордой простотой,
Как царь, белеет башня-великан?

Translation by Rupert Moreton

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