Ich grolle nicht, und wenn das Herz auch bricht
I'll not complain

Dichterliebe A Poet's Love


I'll not complain. Not even if this loss should break
My heart forever. No, not for your sake!
However much your diamonds might reflect the light,
No glimmer illuminates your heart, for that is black as night.
I've known it long. I saw you in my dream.
I saw, within your soul, the black expanse,
The noxious snake's consuming dart,
I saw, my love, the emptiness, the poverty of your heart.