Legionnaire Notebook of Handwritten Poems | Page 11

Legionnaire Notebook of Handwritten PoemsTranscribed and translated

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Baltā bērzu birze
 
Paliec sveika baltā bērzu birze
Sveika paliec mazā būdiņa
Man ir jācīnās par brīvestību
Manīm jāatstāj ir dzimtene
Sveika paliec daiļā zeltenīte
Pēd'jo reizi manīm skūpstu sniedz
Un pie krūtīm man kā uguns liesmu
Vienu sārtu rozes ziedu liec
Sārtais zieds par mūsu mīlu stāstīs
Un par jaukiem sapņiem birstalā
Būdiņa lai vienmēr tevim stāsta
Neaizmirsti draugu svešumā
Viņam ticēt vari tu it droši
Ka viņš tevi mūžam neatstās
Kaut ar saule nespīdīs tik spoži
Kā caur logu mazā būdiņā
Un ja lode manas krūtis dragās
Manu vieglas kapa smiltis segs
Tad pār manu kapu liepu zaros
Lakstīgalas dzeidāt nenostās
Ziedusi tad nu būs mūsu mīla
Zieds jaukais sapnis birstalā
Saule nespīdēs tad vairs tik spoži
Kā caur logu mazā būdiņā
 
Cedelghemā 18.zept.1945
 
White-birch grove
 
Stay safe, white-birch grove
Stay safe, small cabin
I must fight for freedom
For me, I must leave my homeland
Stay safe, beautiful golden beloved
For the last time, you give me a kiss
And at my chest, as a flame of fire
You place a single pink rose blossom
That pink blossom will speak of our love
And of sweet dreams in the birch grove
May the cabin always remind you
Forget not your friend off in foreign lands
You can believe him unreservedly
That he will never leave you
Though the sun will never shine as brightly
As through the small cabin's window
And should a bullet pierce my chest
The light sands of my grave will cover me
And the linden trees will branch out over my grave
The nightingales will ever singing
Blossomed, then, shall be our love
Blossomed, our lovely dream in the birch grove
The sun, then, will no longer shine so brightly
As through our small cabin's window
 
Zedelgem 18.September 1945

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