This work is devoted to the peculiarities of the poetic text, the concept of poetic translation, the problem of form and content in poetic translation; discursive, pho-netic, graphic and linguistic features of the poetic text. Translation of poetry is a very difficult task. Even with careful translation, formal and semantic transformations are inevitable. Therefore, the translator has to sacrifice something and balance between artistic content and linguistic form. Of course, due to the variability of the choice of relevance depends on the context. Over the years, opinions on poetry translation have changed, and there is still no single approach, but the word “interpretation” is the most suitable here. When translating poetry, the number of interpretations can be infinite, but all interpretations will differ from each other in some way. By the end of this article, we can conclude that the process of translating poetry is indeed very complex and time-consuming, since the content of a poetic work is connected with a complex set of elements: rhythm, melody, strophe and stylistics, which when interacting with each other acquire additional meanings and create a certain effect.