Love Poetry

I Loved You

  • Contest: Love Poetry
  • Author: Alexander Pushkin
  • Translation: Translation by Babette Deutsch
  • I loved you; and perhaps I love you still,
    The flame, perhaps, is not extinguished; yet
    It burns so quietly within my soul,
    No longer should you feel distressed by it.

    Silently and hopelessly I loved you,
    At times too jealous and at times too shy.
    God grant you find another who will love you
    As tenderly and truthfully as I.