Listen: students song waltz.mp3
Translated by Alison Mandaville and M. Lawry
As a mermaid splashing water
On the shores of the blue sea,
My muse sang of a bright “Khazar”
Marking with light my life’s story.
So I walk these honest reaches.
Heart, don’t say the way’s too far.
Step by step I’m growing wiser
In the search for my “Khazar!”
Here love forms the soul of nature.
Here the night is lit with stars.
Here our dreams take flight, ascending
From the lamp’s glow: my “Khazar.”
My charmed heart will ache with longing
If ever we must be apart
It hums a tune to soothe this yearning—
This endless quest for my Khazar.