YEARS I HAVE LOVED YOU


(JUŻ CIĘ KOCHAM TYLE LAT)


Years I have loved you, stay
Locked in a night and a song.
Maybe eight have gone away,
Maybe nine — I may be wrong.

Everything faded in twilight, confusion,
You and me, we’re both entangled somewhere
You must be revolt and surrender, and illusion
And myself, I am your beauty and your hair.

1938

[© for English translation, M. Gałczyński]