Do you wish? all the birds in the woods
Lend you pearls of song.
Do you wish? I’ll tell the sea winds
To bring you flowers from the fields.
Do you wish? I’ll ask the red sun
To climb the vault of the black night.
And I shall make you moon earrings,
And scatter handfuls of stars over you.
If you will love me as I love you,
We shall bear it all, shoulder to shoulder – tears and joy
You will see only what I show you
You will believe in what I tell you.
So long have I loved you with all my heart.
Because of you I do not fear death.
Like a sun your eyes warm me.
Without you I could not live in this world!
Translation by Brenda Porster