Tuesday, 29 January 2019

The day when you will love me - Alfredo Le Pera

I hear you softly breathing;
That quiet murmur caresses my dream.
How my life is laughing
If your big dark eyes look at me with their gleam.
And if I have the comfort
Of your singing laughter, whose bursts always seem
To make my wound feel better,
I become a forgetter!

The day when you will love me
The lovely roses clinging
To my old house will dress up
In all their festive hue.
The wind chimes will be ringing
To tell the world you’re mine now;
The fountains, madly singing
How I am loved by you.

The night when you will love me,
From the blue sky above us
The jealous stars will see us
As we walk hand in hand.
A ray of light, mysterious,
Will nest in your dark tresses,
A glowworm, ever curious,
Who will see... you’re the gift that blesses!

The day when you will love me
All things will be harmonious.
So bright will be the dawn and
So bubbly the spring.
The quiet breeze will carry
The sound of gentle music,
And we will hear the fountains’
Crystalline voices sing.
The day when you will love me
The singing birds will sweeten
Their chords beyond belief,
Life will be full of flowers,
There will be no more grief!

The night when you will love me,
From the blue sky above us
The jealous stars will see us
As we walk hand in hand.
A ray of light, mysterious,
Will nest in your dark tresses,
A glowworm, ever curious,
Who will see... you’re the gift that blesses!

Alfredo Le Pera (1900 - 1935) Argentinia
Translation by Jacob (Coby) Lubliner
Source: Jacob (Coby) Lubliner's web site

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