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Afară-i toamnă

Posted on: October 12, 2008

de Mihai Eminescu

Afară-i toamnă, frunza ‘mprăştiată,
Iar vântul svârlă ‘n geamuri grele picuri;
Şi tu citeşti scrisori din roase plicuri
Şi într’un ceas gândeşti la viaţa toată.

Pierzându-ţi timpul tău cu dulci nimicuri,
N’ai vrea ca nimeni ‘n uşa ta să bată;
Dar şi mai bine-i, când afară-i sloată,
Să stai visând la foc, de somn să picuri.

Şi eu astfel mă uit din jet de gânduri,
Visez la basmul vechiu al zânei Dochii,
În juru-mi ceaţa creşte rânduri-rânduri;

De odat’aud foşnirea unei rochii,
Un moale pas abia atins de scânduri…
Iar mâni subţiri şi reci mi-acoper ochii.

.en translation
Now it’s autumn…
by Mihai Eminescu

Now it’s autumn, leaves roam and scatter,
Again the wind flings heavy drops against the glazing;
And you’re reading old letters, tattered and fading
And retrace a whole life-time in just one hour.

With sweet trifles you enjoy such time-wasting,
You’d hate to be disturbed by a tap on the shutter;
For when it’s sleeting outside, it’s so much better
To dream by the fireside, sleepily nodding.

So I stay in my chair, staring into the fire,
Dreaming of old tales and a fairy queen’s sighs;
Around me the mist rises higher and higher;

Suddenly the rustling of silk makes me rise,
Steps so soft, barely touched by the old floor . . .
Then with slender, icy hands you hide my eyes.

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