Cesar Cui (1835 - 1918)
I touched the bloom lightly Op.49 No.1
Words by Vasily Nemirovich-Danchenko (1848-1936)
Song text translation:
I touched the flower with my burning lips:
and now the petals lie, scattered.
Only the stem remains in my hand:
will you bring it back to life
and restore its fragrance with your feeble tears;
You did not love me!
Grimly, without compassion, you
shattered my heart's dreams
with your deceit, they are like the
petals of the flower.
Will you mend my broken dreams?
Will you restore my happiness to my heart?