I Loved You Once

In honor of the Russian holiday, Victory Day, we present this work by Russia’s most legendary poet.

Alexander Pushkin
Russian
1799 – 1837

 

I loved you once: perhaps that love has yet
To die down thoroughly within my soul;
But let it not dismay you any longer;
I have no wish to cause you any sorrow.
I loved you wordlessly, without a hope,
By shyness tortured, or by jealousy.
I loved you with such tenderness and candor
And pray God grants you to be loved that way again.

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