Amor, summa injuria
Language: English 
Available translation(s): FRE SPA
Forgive me for the wrong I did,
To make you love me. Well I know
In that injurious hour were hid
Long hours of woe.

If judgment be pronounced on sin
Hereafter, then shall I be lost,
Because your love I dared to win
At such a cost;

At such a cost to you; ah, me,
How often have your eyes o'erbrimmed
By alien infelicity
Unjustly dimm'd,

When from my heart, without a sign,
Some random lightning of unrest,
Some folly or misword of mine,
Has pierced your breast.

Forgive me, dear! If you forgive,
Methinks I shall not wholly die;
For Love will surely let me live,
If you comply.

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  • FRE French (Français) (Jean-Pierre Granger) , "Amor summa injuria", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Alfredo García) , "Amor, summa injuria", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Researcher for this text: Alfredo García

This text was added to the website: 2008-12-06
Line count: 20
Word count: 111