by Maria Grever (1885 - 1951)
Translation © by Garrett Medlock

No espero nada de ti
Language: Spanish (Español) 
Available translation(s): ENG
No espero nada de ti
Tan sólo lo que te pido
Es que te acuerdes de mí
Cuando te quedes dormido
Porque en tu sueño me llamas
y me haces llegar a ti
Entre tus brazos me estrechas
Me besas con frenesí
Allí quiero ser la esclava
Que tanto quiere a su dueño
Y en ese instante mi empeño
Es vivir el éxtasi
De estar tan cerca de ti
Aunque tan sólo en un sueño.


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  • ENG English (Garrett Medlock) , "I expect nothing from you", copyright © 2020, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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This text was added to the website: 2020-01-10
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Word count: 75

I expect nothing from you
Language: English  after the Spanish (Español) 
I expect nothing from you,
All that I ask
Is that you remember me
When you go to sleep,
Because in your dream you call me
and you make me come to you,
Between your arms you hold me,
You kiss me with passion;
There I want to be the slave
Who loves [their] master so much,
And in that instant my resolution
Is to experience the ecstasy
Of being so close to you,
Even if only in a dream.


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This text was added to the website: 2020-01-10
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Word count: 80