(in ancient meter)
I really never thought that I will learn to die;
Forever young, invested in my mantle,
I raised my dreamy eyes towards the star
All of a sudden you, came up across my way,
So sweet, so painful, you, melodious torment...
I drank down to the bottom the unforgiving
Delight of death.
Woefully burned alive, suffering like Nessus,
Or like Hercules once poisoned by his clothes;
Waters of all oceans can not alleviate
My fire inside.
By my own illusion, ceaselessly consumed
Melted down by flames on my pyre I wail,
Could I rise again, radiant, from the ashes
Woe! Your tempting eyes vanish from my path,
Come back to my chest, sad indifference;
So I may die serene, restore me to myself
The way I
Translated by Paul Doru Mugur