by Fernando Periquet (1873 - 1940)
Translation © by Michael P. Rosewall

La maja dolorosa No. 2
Language: Spanish (Español) 
Available translation(s): ENG FRE ITA
¡Ay majo de mi vida,
no, no, tú no has muerto!
¿Acaso yo existiese
si fuera eso cierto?

¡Quiero, loca, besar tu boca!
segura, gozar más de tu ventura,
¡ay!, de tu ventura.

Mas, ¡ay!, deliro, sueño:
mi majo no existe.
En torno mío el mundo
lloroso está y triste.
¡A mi duelo no hallo consuelo!
Mas muerto y frío siempre el majo será mío.
¡Ay! Siempre mío.


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

  • ENG English (Michael P. Rosewall) , "The sorrowful woman no. 2", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "La femme affligée no. 2", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Paolo Montanari) , "La maja addolorata", copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 15
Word count: 69

The sorrowful woman no. 2
Language: English  after the Spanish (Español) 
Ah, man of my life,
No, no - you haven’t died!
How could I continue to exist
If this were true?

I want, irrationally, to kiss your mouth!
I want, truly, to cast my lot with yours,
Ah, with yours!

Ah! Still I rant and dream;
My man no longer exits.
All about me the world
Is weeping and sad.
For my sorrow there is no consolation!
Even dead and cold, my man will be mine,
Ah, always mine.


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This text was added to the website: 2015-08-27
Line count: 14
Word count: 79