by Alonso de Cartagena (1384 - 1456)
Translation by John Bowring, Sir (1792 - 1872)

Partir quiero yo
Language: Spanish (Español) 
Partir quiero yo
mas no del querer,
que no puede ser.

El triste que quiere
partir y se va,
adonde estuviere
sin sí vivirá:
mas no que pondrá
en otra el querer,
que no puede ser.

De aqueste partir
mi gloria procede:
partiendo morir
la vida bien puede,
mas no que no quede
con vos el querer,
que no puede ser.

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Word count: 61

No, that can never be!
Language: English  after the Spanish (Español) 
Yes! I must leave, -- O, yes!
But not the thoughts of thee;
For that can never be!

To absence, loneliness,
'Tis vain, -- 'tis vain to flee;
I see thee not the less,
When memory's shades I see;
And how can I repress
The rising thoughts of thee?
No, that can never be!

Yet must I leave; -- the grave
Shall be a home for me,
Where fettered grief shall have
A portion with the free.
I other than a slave
To thy strange witchery
Can never, never be!

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This text was added to the website: 2009-02-28
Line count: 17
Word count: 87