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Amor y odio

Language: Spanish (Español)

Pensé que yo sabria
ocultar la pena mía
que por estar en lo profundo
no alcanzara a ver el mundo:
este amor callado
que un majo malvado
en mi alma encendió.

Y no fue así
porque él vislumbró
el pesar oculto en mí.
Pero fue en vano
que vislumbrara
pues el villano
no mostrose ajeno
de que le amara.

Y esta es la pena
que sufro ahora:
sentir mi alma
llena de amor
por quien me olvida,
sin que una luz
surja en las sombras
de mi vida.

Translation(s): ENG FRE

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Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]


Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Amour et haine", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Michael P. Rosewall) , title 1: "Love and hate", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.

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Love and hate

Language: English after the Spanish (Español)

I thought I could
conceal my sorrow
So that it might be so deep
As to be imperceptible to the world:
This secret love 
that a roguish man
Enkindled in my soul.

And it wasn't 
because he glimpsed
The grief hidden within me.
But it was in vain 
that he glimpsed it
And did not 
separate himself
From that which he loved.

And this is the punishment 
I now suffer:
To feel my soul 
filled with love
For one who 
has forgotten me, 
While a hopeful light grows 
In the shadows 
of my life.

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  • Translation from Spanish (Español) to English copyright © 2015 by Michael P. Rosewall, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you may ask the copyright-holder(s) directly or ask us; we are authorized to grant permission on their behalf. Please provide the translator's name when contacting us.


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Text added to the website: 2015-08-25.
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