So hereís what: Lifeís beautiful, comrades, Itís striking and marvelous, And itís very short - thatís the most significant thing. In the film, This wasnít stated openly - Ye might havenít gotten sight of And think that the most significant thing wasnít shown there. Maybe, It really wasnít shown there - There was but a striving, Therefore, Itíll be shown to you At some other time. And hereís what: One shouldnít count another Unknown, men are brothers, Companions and friends - thatís the most significant thing. Labor should Ennoble and raise us, But labor can make us The genuine men - thatís the most significant thing. Frankly, This matter wasnít shown there - There was but a striving, Therefore, Itíll be shown to you At some other time. Our Earth is The cradle of mankind, But not ever shall we Stay in, long ago Tsiolkovsky said that. Very soon Even those stars which now we With our scopes canít make out Will be our own ones - thatís the most significant thing. Really, This wasnít stated openly - There was but a striving, Therefore, Itíll be shown to you At some other time.
© Akbar Muhammad. Translation, 2009
(akbarmuhammad.awardspace.co.uk)