What, ask you for a token and thus remember
'Tis you I want, but you are to your own self
No, not the withered flower that decks your
flaxen hair !
Do me this only favour: forget me, please,
Why does not cruel awareness of blisses gone
Fly off like them and vanish, why should it
stay and stay ?
The waves are ever changing that purl in the
Why should regrets and sorrows keep steady
in their place,
When through this world of ours we have been
doomed to race
Like mere dreams of shadow, like shadows of
a dream ?
Why care for me, why worry if I am loved or
Why measure years and decades that flit over
the dead ?
No matter if death takes me tomorrow or today,
I just wish everybody my mem'ry wiped away,
I wish you waived for ever the dreams we dreamt,
Of your imagination could all those years
Black be the night when duly I pay my mortal
As though in this existence we two have ever
As though the years were barren that boasted
love and glee-
For loving you so dearly, say, will you ever
pardon me ?
So, leave me among strangers to face blind
walls and night,
Let freeze under the eyelids my eyes' pulsating
And when, as is but natural, earth does return
Will anyone remember my death, my life, my
Woe-laden songs resounding throughout the
Will beg eternal quiet for me, the nondescript...
And yet I wish that near me a human being
And over my closed eyelids would whisper
your dear name.
Then, if they will so, let them throw me into
There I shall feel much better then I am feeling
May on the far horizon a flight of ravens
To darken all the heavens before my blinded
May from the earth's far limits a dreadful
To give to dust my ashes and to the winds
And you, o may you florish like April blossoms
With eyes so large and misty, with smiles
as of a child,
And though so young, for ever may you still
And know me not, since even myself I shall