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O naši lásce nekvete to vytouzené stestí (1888) Op. 83

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Písně Milostné (Love Songs) (Op. 83)

O naši lásce nekvete to vytouzené stestí

Ó, naší lásce nekvete
to vytoužené štěstí.
A kdyby kvetlo, a kdyby kvetlo, nebude
dlouho, dlouho kvésti.
Proč by se slza v ohnivé
polibky vekrádala?
Proč by mne v plné lásce své
ouzkostně objímala?
O, trpké je to loučení,
kde naděj nezahyne.
Tu srdce cítí ve chvění,
že brzo, ach, brzo bídně zhyne.

Oh, that longed-for happiness does not bloom for our love

Oh, that longed-for happiness
does not bloom for our love;
and if it would bloom, in this world
it would not bloom for long.
Why would a tear
steal into fiery kisses?
Why would you embrace me
in your full love with anxiety?
Oh, bitter is that parting
where hope does not beckon:
the heart then feels, trembling,
that soon in misery it will die.

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Antonín Leopold Dvořák (8 September 1841 – 1 May 1904) was a Czech composer, one of the first to achieve worldwide recognition. He frequently employed rhythms and other aspects of the folk music of Moravia and his native Bohemia.

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