Poems of Gustavo Adolfo Becquer, XXXV
Translated from the Spanish by Mason Carnes
If, in a book, of all our wrongs
The story should be traced,
And in our souls, as on its leaves,
They should be all effaced,
I love you so, your love has left
Such traces in my breast,
That were you to blot out one wrong,
I'd blot out all the rest!
From Poems of Gustavo Adolfo Becquer (Kegan Paul, Trench, Trübner & Co., Ltd., 1891) by Gustavo Adolfo Becquer. Translated from the Spanish by Mason Carnes. This poem is in the public domain.