Delmira Agustini

(24 October 1886 - 6 July 1914 / Montevideo / Uruguay)

I Live, I Die, I Burn, I Drown


I live, I die, I burn, I drown
I endure at once chill and cold
Life is at once too soft and too hard
I have sore troubles mingled with joys

Suddenly I laugh and at the same time cry
And in pleasure many a grief endure
My happiness wanes and yet it lasts unchanged
All at once I dry up and grow green

Thus I suffer love's inconstancies
And when I think the pain is most intense
Without thinking, it is gone again.

Then when I feel my joys certain
And my hour of greatest delight arrived
I find my pain beginning all over once again.

Submitted: Wednesday, April 07, 2010

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  • Rookie - 8 Points Rajendran Muthiah (4/15/2012 6:16:00 PM)

    Happiness and grief, delight and pain, love's inconstancies the poet has experienced in life. Peace be to her soul
    and her dreaming upward looks. (Report) Reply

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