Translation © by Susana Martin Dudoignon

Love without hope
Language: English 
Available translation(s): SPA
Her features speak the warmest heart,
But not for me its ardour glows;
In that soft blush I have no part
Thet mingles with her bosom's snows.
In that dear drop I have no share
That trembles in her melting eye;
Nor is my love the tender care
That birds her heave that anxious sigh.

Not fancy's happiest hours create
Visions of rapture as divine,
As the pure bliss which must await
The man whose soul is knit to thine.
But ah! Farewell this treacherous theme,
Which, though'tis misery to forego,
Yields yet of joy the soothing dream,
That grief like mine thou ne'er shalt know.

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

  • GER German (Deutsch) (Georg Pertz) , "Liebe ohne Hoffnung"
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Susana Martin Dudoignon) , "Amor sin esperanza", copyright © 2020, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Researcher for this text: Ferdinando Albeggiani

This text was added to the website: 2006-01-11
Line count: 16
Word count: 106

Amor sin esperanza
Language: Spanish (Español)  after the English 
Sus trazos muestran el más bondadoso corazón, 
pero su pasión no arde por mí; 
no soy la causa de ese tenue rubor 
que se mezcla con su níveo pecho. 
No soy el motivo de esas lágrimas de amor 
que tiemblan en sus húmedos ojos, 
ni es mi amor la dulce cuita 
que hace surgir ansiosos suspiros de ella. 
 
Ni las más felices horas de ensoñación crearon 
visiones de belleza tan divinas 
como la auténtica dicha que esperará 
al hombre, cuya alma esté entrelazada con la tuya. 
Pero ¡ay!, despido ya estos traicioneros pensamientos 
que, aun precediendo a la desolación, 
me llevan, no obstante, a la ventura de un sosegado 
sueño: nunca conocerás un pesar como el mío.

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This text was added to the website: 2021-06-16
Line count: 16
Word count: 117