I asked you: Why do you go to the mountains? But you went to the summit, but you tore into a fight. Since Elbrus mountain is nicely visible from an airplane! You burst out laughing and took me with. And since then youíve gotten close to me and affectionate My lady alpinist, my lady mountain climber! The first time you pulled me out of a crevasse, You smiled, my lady mountain climber. But later, past these damned cracks, When I praised the supper you prepared, You boxed my ears twice - But I wasnít offended, but agreed to it: Oh, how close to me you are and affectionate, My lady alpinist, my lady mountain climber! Each time you find me down in the crevasses You scolded me, my lady alpinist. But then on each of our ascents - Why are you so untrusting of me?! You insured me with your enjoyment, My gutta-percha lady alpinist. Oh, you are distant, so unaffectionate, My lady alpinist, my lady mountain climber! Each time you pull me from a precipice, You swear at me, my lady mountain climber. I pulled myself after you with the last of my strength, But I just canít reach you. So I will crawl down and say: Enough my dear!.. I was torn away downwards, but managed to say: Oh, how you are close to me and affectionate, My lady alpinist, my lady mountain climber! Now we are tied up with a single rope - We both became mountain climbers.
© Peter Struwwel. Translation, ?