Rosalía de Castro- I loved you so much

“I loved you so much, my girl,
Such love I had for you
For me you were moon
White dawn and bright sun;
Clean water in a fresh fountain,
Rose in the garden of God;
My chest’s soft breathing
Life of my heart.”

This is how I spoke to you one day
On the way to San Lois,
All weighed down with anxiety
All burnt up with passion
While you listened
Nibbling at a flower
So I should not see your eyes
Which shone with treason.
After you said ‘Yes’ to me
You gave me a carnation
As proof of your love
Which I kept next to my heart.
Damned black carnation
That wounded me with sorrow!
But as I went over the river
The black carnation sank!
May you take the same good path
As that carnation took.

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