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Luna fedel tu chiama

Language: Italian (Italiano)

Luna fedel tu chiama
col raggio ed io col suon,
la fulgida mia dama
sul gotico veron.
E se potrò vederla
o luna, astro fatal,
Ti chiamerò la perla
dell'etra sideral.
Dirò che sei d'argento,
d'opale, d'ambra e d'or,
dirò che incanti il vento
e che innamori i fior.
Dirò ch'abbelli il verso
del biondo menestrel,
che sei lo specchio terso
degli angeli nel ciel.
Ma se veder mi niega,
o luna, astro fatal,
dirò che sei la strega
dell'ombra funeral;
Piomba, dirò nell'alvo
frenetico del mar,
teschio beffardo e calvo,
maschera da giullar!
Scudo tarlato e lercio,
fantasima del sol,
spettro paffuto e guercio
dal faticoso vol.

Translation(s): ENG

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L. Denza sets stanzas 1-4

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Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

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

  • ENG English (Garrett Medlock) , copyright © 2019, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2014-09-25.
Last modified: 2014-09-25 17:07:37
Line count: 28
Word count: 108

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