Legionnaire Notebook of Handwritten PoemsTranscribed and translated

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„Tev dzīves laimes nav.” tā teica zīlniece
Tik skumjas asaras un vilšanās
Vairs tālāk nestāsti par manu nākotni
Jo zinu ceļš man ved uz austrumiem.
 
Bij kārtīm taisnība ko kādreiz stāstija
Un tālie austrumi man nolemti
No jaukās bērnības tik paliek atmiņas
Un skumjas vēstules no meitenes
 
Ar dievu meitene man zuda tava sirds
Tik drūmais liktenis man pretī mirdz
Tik spēle velniskā ir mana mīļākā
Tad liekas man ka stundas ārāk skrien
 
Ja kadreiz nākotnē tev mīla laimi sneidz
Tad maigos glāstus sev tu nenoliedz
Un skūpstot aizmirsti to mūsu pagātni
Ka sirdīs bija mums reiz pavasars
 
Polijā
12.5.1944
 
"You've got no luck in life." So said the fortune-teller
Only grieving tears and disillusionment
Tell me no further of my future
For I know the road leads to the east.
 
The cards were right, what they once foretold
And the far east territories were destined for me
Of my joyful childhood remain but memories
And melancholy letters from my sweetheart.
 
Farewell, my sweetheart, I lost your heart
Only my dismal fate glitters now before me
Only this devilish game is my beloved
It seems then that the hours pass faster.
 
If someday hence fortune brings you love
Then don't deny yourself those gentle caresses
And as you kiss, just forget our past
When Spring once blossomed in our hearts.
 
Poland
May 12, 1944

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