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

Comments about I Loved You by Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin

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

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

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  • 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.
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  • 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 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
    (Report) Reply

  • 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
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  • (10/29/2012 6:58:00 PM)

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

  • Kevin Straw (10/29/2012 1:23:00 PM)

    A love which is not reciprocated can be called true as in I love you truly. But love is only really true when it has been tested in a loving relationship. How many of us have said I love you and then found we did not when the relationship developed? The charm of this poem is in the conditional terms the poet uses when one suspects that the surface indifference he is still in love. (Report) Reply

  • (10/29/2012 3:29:00 AM)

    how sweet...v always have sweet wishes to our loved ones no matter we get the love in return or not (Report) Reply

  • (2/12/2012 2:24:00 PM)

    Love is a blind color...sometimes hinder sometimes builder (Report) Reply

  • (1/21/2012 1:33:00 AM)

    so short and so wonderful.

    one of the most beautiful poems i've ever read.
    and it's sounds still more beautiful in russian, of course...
    (Report) Reply

  • (1/20/2012 6:12:00 AM)

    How I wish I had written this for Mary B, so apt.Never has a poem pierced my heart like
    this one
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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, December 31, 2002

Poem Edited: Saturday, September 17, 2011

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