Translator’s note: There is no equivalent in English
Love must be an idealism
in order to at all exist,
subsist and breathe,
but all idealism, they say,
is but illusion and a self-deceit.
So grant me that illusion, then,
and with me everybody else,
for no one can exist without true love,
and if true love is always an illusion,
that illusion then can but be true.
So keep me still in that illusion
that I love and may continue doing so
without adversity or sabotage,
defeat, resistance or malicious undoing,
and let me keep on cultivating that capacity
for love, to ever make it more sincere,
profound and deeply felt,
and I believe that that can do no harm
but only reach the opposite,
constructiveness, accomplishment and consummation.