The careful and muted sound

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The careful and muted sound…  (1908) 
by Osip Mandelstam, translated by Dmitri Smirnov
From Stone. In Russian: Звук осторожный и глухой.


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The careful and muted sound
Of a fruit falling from the tree
Amidst the unbroken singing
Of deep silence of the forest…


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Original:
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The author died in 1938, so this work is also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 75 years or less. This work may also be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.

 
Translation:
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See also

A. S. Kilne's translation