I long to kneel before you in torment,
Show you now quite how much pain I’m in,
And with my sorrow demonstrate,
That my heart I cannot placate.
There is no way alone I’ll win
‘gainst this thing your smile made begin,
So I implore you, let me writhe in pain,
And before you, never rise again.
Once again, Onegin comes back. The scene with Tatyana is the final scene of the opera, and the quote comes as he tries to persuade her to abandon her husband, Gremin, and come with Onegin to a new life.
I hope that you enjoy the poem,
The Hapless Neo-Romantic