Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin

(6 June 1799 – 10 February 1837 / Moscow)

I Loved You - Poem by Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin

I loved you, and I probably still do,
And for a while the feeling may remain...
But let my love no longer trouble you,
I do not wish to cause you any pain.
I loved you; and the hopelessness I knew,
The jealousy, the shyness - though in vain -
Made up a love so tender and so true
As may God grant you to be loved again.


Translated by Genia Gurarie, 11/10/95


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  • (12/10/2017 12:07:00 PM)


    Simple but great piece (Report) Reply

  • (12/5/2017 8:28:00 AM)


    Amazing! Legends! A pure to the unspoken Russian talent and history. (Report) Reply

  • (11/21/2017 2:10:00 PM)


    I love it (Report) Reply

  • (11/17/2017 3:00:00 PM)


    This poem is a good one it can also make someone cry for 3weeks (Report) Reply

  • Tom Allport (1/4/2017 10:53:00 AM)

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    you cannot help who we love? if it is not to be then love carries on? (Report) Reply

  • Flora Losi (7/1/2015 8:19:00 PM)


    love this poem :) the feelings are deep enough to say how hurt you can be when youre inlove aye heheh (Report) Reply

  • (6/6/2015 4:18:00 AM)


    I really like this poem cuz it manages to describe exactly how i have felt towards someone for a while now (Report) Reply

  • Elisha Wall (1/21/2015 12:45:00 AM)


    What a great love poem that touches the heart profoundly. (Report) Reply

  • Jafta Maduna (12/19/2014 4:14:00 AM)


    wow dats a gud poem right der (Report) Reply

  • (10/29/2014 8:35:00 PM)


    Superbly translated, you would think it was written in English,
    Great poem and great flow.
    (Report) Reply

  • Abekah Emmanuel (10/29/2014 2:57:00 AM)


    With this, I know the women would feel no pain but rather feel the mystery of love. Sometimes, one has to leave a love one, not because he or she does not love the person, but for reasons which one can never explain in plain words. Love is such a mystery.....great poem! (Report) Reply

  • Joshua Terpening (10/29/2014 12:47:00 AM)


    Totally able to relate. Remember this part of pain well. Life goes on, even for introverted poets. (Report) Reply

  • (6/17/2014 11:00:00 PM)


    .............only eight lines in this powerful poem.....there was love for someone who didn't love in return..... (Report) Reply

  • Babatunde Aremu (10/29/2013 9:06:00 AM)


    Nice poem from the sage.True love defies any vice. (Report) Reply

  • (6/30/2013 9:21:00 PM)


    Amazing poem! The translation introduced by Invictus Zhai is closer to the original. (Report) Reply

  • (10/29/2012 9:45:00 PM)


    mr alexandra pushkin great poet when i was child hood i had be read several him novel although knowing who is greatest poet from poem hunter.com the poem of i loved you who had describe the feel of heart mind and future and around living formality using short phrase giving ti mass definition for love feel. (Report) Reply

  • (10/29/2012 9:38:00 PM)


    I loved you once,
    perhaps that love has yet,
    to die down thoroughly within my soul;
    but let it not dismay you any longer,
    I have no wish to cause you any sorrow.

    I loved you wordlessly,
    without a hope,
    by shyness tortured,
    or by jealousy,
    I loved you tenderness and candor,
    and pray God grants you to be loved that way again.

    this is another verson i have seen
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  • Pranab K Chakraborty (10/29/2012 9:26:00 PM)


    ...I do not wish to cause you any pain....

    The highest expression of loving other which contradicts the other doctrine regarding love...Painful pleasure. Nice manifesto.......................Pranab k c
    (Report) Reply

  • (10/29/2012 6:58:00 PM)


    This poem is short but speaks of a love is real. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, December 31, 2002

Poem Edited: Saturday, September 17, 2011


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