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Non so se quel sorriso

Language: Italian (Italiano)

Non so se quel sorriso
mi schernisce o m’affida
se quel mirarmi fiso
m’alletta o mi diffida.
Gia schernito e deriso
da bella donna infida
non vorrei più che’l core
fosse strazio d’amore.
Non vo’ più per dolcezza
d’immaginato bene.
Nutrimi d’amarezza
vivendo sempre in pene,
né per nuova bellezza
portar i lacci e catene,
né graver l’alma ancella
di inferma novella.
Se tu vuoi ch’io t’adori
d’amor stella gentile,
ti canti, e ch’io t’onori
su la mia cetra docile
a più degni tesori
a guideron non vile
chiama l’avida speme
che spregiata già teme.
Soffrir’io più non voglio
la ferità crudele
d’un cor cinto d’orgoglio,
d’un anima infedele’
Né tra scoglio né tra scoglie
affidar più le vele
della mia libertate
senza certa pietate.

Translation(s): ENG

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Submitted by Jordyn Elizabeth Beranek


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Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Jordyn Elizabeth Beranek) , title 1: "I do not know if that smile", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2014-04-19.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:05:32
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Word count: 125

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