Текст оригинала на английском языке
She was so wonderful I wondered If wedding me she had not blundered; She was so pure, so high above me, I marvelled how she came to love me: Or did she? Well, in her own fashion - Affection, pity, never passion. I knew I was not worth her love; Yet oh, how wistfully I strove To be her equal in some way; She knew I tried, and I would pray Some day she'd hold her head in pride, And stand with praising by my side. A Weakling, I; she made me strong; My finest thoughts to her belong; Through twenty years she mothered me, And then one day she smothered me With kisses, saying wild with joy: "Soon we'll be three; let's hope, a boy." "Too old to bear a child," they said; Well, they were right, for both are dead... Ah no, not dead; she is with me, And by my side she'll ever be; Her spirit lingers, half divine: All good I do is hers, not mine. God, by my works O let me strive To keep her gentleness alive! Let in my heart her spirit glow, And by my thoughts for others show She is not dead: she'll never die While love for humankind have I.
Английская поэзия - http://eng-poetry.ru/. Адрес для связи firstname.lastname@example.org