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THE ORCHID English Translation

“Who are you
advice to give to me
for my good fortune?”
the orchid asked me at dusk
once trying to write
with her first flower bud,
to all worlds
a rare and undaring poem.

“I am the only one who loved
the most beautiful girl,
from the first
to the last kiss.”
(heaven’s my witness
’cause he trespasses my feelings)

…and then
my sigh silent remained.

With slightly open lips,
like in the first kiss,
bearing her name the orchid
had already bloomed.

English version by
Muguras Maria Petrescu