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If love be denied me then why does the...

Language: English

If love be denied me then why does the morning 
break its heart in songs, 
and why are these whispers that the south wind scatters 
among the newborn leaves?

If love be denied me 
then why does the midnight 
bear in yearning silence the pain of the stars?

And why does this foolish heart 
recklessly launch its hope on the sea
whose end it does not know?

Translation(s): SPA

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  • Also set in Spanish (EspaƱol), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist , title unknown by Enrique Mario Casella.

Text added to the website: 2010-05-07.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:03:41
Line count: 10
Word count: 67

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