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I love you, beloved. Forgive me my love

Language: English after the Bangla (Bengali)

I love you, beloved.  Forgive me my love.
Like a bird losing its way I am caught.
When my heart was shaken it lost its veil and was naked. 
Cover it with pity, beloved, and forgive me my love.

If you cannot love me, beloved, forgive me my pain.
Do not look askance at me from afar.
I will steal back to my corner and sit in the dark.
With both hands I will cover my naked shame.
Turn your face from me, beloved, and forgive me my pain.

If you love me, beloved, forgive me my joy.
When my heart is borne away by the flood of happiness,
do not smile at my perilous abandonment.
When I sit on my throne and rule you with my tyranny of love,
when like a goddess I grant you my favour, bear with my pride,
beloved, and forgive me my joy.


Translation(s): GER GER ITA

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

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Settings in other languages:

  • Also set in Italian (Italiano), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist , title unknown ENG GER GER by Franco Alfano.
  • Also set in German (Deutsch), a translation by Jan Śliwiński (1884 - 1950) , under the pseudonym Hans Effenberger, title unknown, from Der Gärtner, no. 33 ENG ITA by Willem de Haan.

Other available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • GER German (Deutsch) (Bertram Kottmann) , title 1: "Ich liebe dich, Geliebter. Vergib mir meine Liebe", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Text added to the website: 2008-07-14.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:48
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