I loved you, and I probably still do,
And for a while the feeling may remain…
But let my love no longer trouble you,
I do not wish to cause you any pain.
I loved you; and the hopelessness I knew,
The jealousy, the shyness – though in vain –
Made up a love so tender and so true
As may God grant you to be loved again.
The bittersweet poem I loved You (1830) by Russian poet Alexander Pushkin, best known for his writings in the Romantic era of 1800 – 1850.
You’re right, Alex. Beautiful lines about love 🙂
Written not far off 200 years ago, and still just as poignant.
Vintage but actual, right? 🙂
Oh wow, this is beautiful and poignant poetry.
It is 🙂 I found it through Kirsty at The Literary Sisters who really knows her stuff.
She has very good taste.
And very true a lot of the time.
To be that beautiful that has to have come from the heart.
Saying so much in eight lines 🙂
It is not always quantity right? 😀