Legionnaire Notebook of Handwritten Poems | Page 9

Legionnaire Notebook of Handwritten PoemsTranscribed and translated

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Tēva mājās
 
Kad šķiroties no tēva mājām
Sirds atvadoties sāpes jūt
Tad tālam ceļam auji kājas
Lai brīvību var Latviets gūt
 : :Ak cīnies draugs lai latvju zobens
Pret ienaidnieku spoži mirdz
Kad šķiroties vēlmeičas acis
Kā spožas pērles asras mirdz
Vai pārnākt lemts, kas gan to sacīs
Tik dziļā mīlā kvēlo sirds
 : :Ak cīnies draugs lai latvju tauta
Vēl brīves sauli redzēt var  :,:
Pēc cīņas nebūšu ja mājās
Daudz nesēro par mani draugs
Tiki atceries, ja labi klājās —
Daudz uzvaru priekš tevis gūts
 : :Ak neraudi ja nepārnākšu
Par latvju brīvi mirt nav grūt
Sniedz roku sveicienam „Ar Dievu”
Jau kaŗa kumeļš seglots man
Tik atceries velŗeiz to dienu
Kad cīņā sauca kara zvans.
 : :Ak neraudi ja nepārnākšu
Tur kaujas laukā paliek daudz  :,:
 
1.5.45 Rehnā
 
At my father's house
 
Leaving my father's house behind
The heart feels the pain of parting
Then I lace my boots for the long road ahead
For Latvians to be free
 : :Battle on, oh friend, may the Latvian dagger
 Glisten blindingly against the enemy
Leaving, eyes fill up
Tears glisten like bright pearls
Is it destined to return? Who is to say?
All I know is my heart blazes in love
 : :Battle on, oh friend, may the Latvian people
 See freedom's sun once more  :,:
If after the fight I don't come home
Don't grieve too much, friend, for me
Only remember me, if you're doing well
Many victories have been won for you
 : :Oh don't cry for me if I don't return
 To die, free, for Latvia is not hard
I reach out my hand, "Goodbye"
My war-mule's already saddled
Just remember once more that day
When the gong of war summoned me into battle
 : :Oh don't cry for me if I don't return
 Many are left on the field of battle  :,:
 
May 1, 1945, Rehna [Germany]

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