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0 REMAIN, DEAR ONE… Mihai Eminescu

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“O remain, dear one, I love you,
Stay with me in my fair land,
For your dreamings and longings
Only I can understand.

You, who like a prince reclining
O’er the pool with heaven starred;
You who gaze up from the water
With such earnest deep regard.

Stay, for where the lapping wavelets
Shake the tall and tasseled grass,
I will make you hear in secret
How the furtive chamois pass.

Oh, I see you wrapped in magic,
Hear your murmur low and sweet,
As you break the shallow water
With your slender naked feet;

See you thus amidst the ripples
Which the moon’s pale beams engage,
And your years seem but an instant,
And each instant seems an age.”

Thus spake the woods in soft entreaty;
Arching boughs above me bent,
But I whistled high, and laughing
Out into the open went.

Now though e’en I roamed that country
How could I its charm recall…
Where has boyhood gone, I wonder,
With its pool and woods and all?

English version by Corneliu M. Popescu



30 responses

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  7. Most beautiful! It seems a little strange for me, you know, this is the first time I’ve read this poem in English.

    August 22, 2011 at 11:36

    • Well for me its refreshing because my romanian is not so good to understand in original..andits good for others in other countries to read mihai 🙂

      August 23, 2011 at 07:47

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  9. Nice. I posted a part of it on my blog. Sometime.

    August 22, 2011 at 13:20

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  12. suna bine 🙂

    August 22, 2011 at 17:11

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  17. Alicegeorgiana

    It is a nice translation, but the original one is still my favorite! Have a nice evening!

    August 22, 2011 at 20:19

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  19. One of the great post of you.Good job!
    That’s is my favorite…
    Good luck!

    August 22, 2011 at 23:00

    • Thank you very much !! 🙂

      August 23, 2011 at 07:36

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  21. Beatiful translation.. :))Good work…

    August 23, 2011 at 11:21

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