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Translations of Selected Lyrics of Persone from Esperanto

By Sahand Rabbani


Liza Paints Pictures

Far away from my world,
I trudged through an eternal wave
To a strange place--
Distant from my circle of friends,
Full of unanswered questions--
With nothing but a crashed motor.

Mars or Aldebaran:
Lonely stars, truly,
Lacking the company of friends.

Liza always longed to paint pictures,
And so did I, but not with such passion,
So my box of paints
I abandoned, along with my desire,
But Liza paints pictures still.

I take a stroll one evening,
A ticket and some change in my pocket,
Enough to sustain me.
There is in this land
Only one with the right quality
To understand me in full.
Criticism or reproach?
Idea or proposal?
Contact me by phone.

Liza always longed to paint pictures,
And so did I, but not with such passion,
So my box of paints
I abandoned, along with my desire,
But Liza paints pictures still.

Perhaps I knew right from the start.
Perhaps, despite all, I was correct.

Liza always longed to paint pictures,
And so did I, but not with such passion,
So my box of paints
I abandoned, along with my desire,
But Liza paints pictures still.

Chances are that Liza paints pictures still.

Liza pentras bildojn

Longe for de mia mond'
Mi portigxis per etera ond'
Al loko stranga tre
Fore de l' amika rond'
Plene je demandoj sen respond'
Kaj motorpane'

Marso aux Aldebaran'
Stelo sen samidean'
Vere mankis ies akompan'

Liza cxiam volis pentri bildojn
Kaj ankaux mi, sed ne kun sama gxu'
Kaj mia farbskatol'
Perdigxis kun la vol'
Sed Liza pentras bildojn dauxre plu

Mi promenas dum vesper'
En la posx' bileto kaj moner'
Por subteni min
Estas sur la tuta ter'
Unu nur kun gxusta karakter'
Por kompreni min
Cxu kritiko aux admon'
Cxu ideo aux propon'
Vi kontaktu min per telefon'

Liza cxiam volis pentri bildojn
Kaj ankaux mi, sed ne kun sama gxu'
Kaj mia farbskatol'
Perdigxis kun la vol'
Sed Liza pentras bildojn dauxre plu

Eble mi jam sciis de komence
Eble malgraux cxio pravis mi...

Liza cxiam volis pentri bildojn
Kaj ankaux mi, sed ne kun sama gxu'
Kaj mia farbskatol'
Perdigxis kun la vol'
Sed Liza pentras bildojn dauxre plu

Versxajne Liza pentras bildojn dauxre plu











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