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Ferir quel petto, Silvio?

Language: Italian (Italiano)

Ferir quel petto, Silvio?
Non bisognava agli occhi miei scovrirlo,
s'avevi pur desio ch'io tel ferissi.
O bellissimo scoglio,
già da l'onda e dal vento
de le lagrime mie, de' miei sospiri
sí spesso invan percosso,
è pur ver che tu spiri
e che senti pietate? o pur m'inganno?
Ma sii tu pure o petto molle o marmo,
già non vo' che m'inganni
d'un candido alabastro il bel sembiante,
come quel d'una fèra
oggi ingannato ha il tuo signore e mio.
Ferir io te? te pur ferisca Amore,
ché vendetta maggiore
non so bramar che di vederti amante.
Sia benedetto il dí che da prim'arsi!
benedette le lagrime e i martíri!
di voi lodar, non vendicar, mi voglio.


Translation(s): FRE SPA

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Submitted by Alberto Pedrotti

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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, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Frapper ce sein, Silvio ?", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Javier Pablo Sotelo) , title 1: "¿Herir ese pecho, Silvio?", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.

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¿Herir ese pecho, Silvio?

Language: Spanish (Español) after the Italian (Italiano)

¿Herir ese pecho, Silvio?
No necesitaba descubrir a mis ojos,
que tenías aún deseo que yo os lo hiriera.
Oh, bellísimo escollo
de las olas y el viento,
tan frecuentemente golpeado en vano  
por mis lágrimas, por mis suspiros,
¿Es acaso cierto que tú suspiras
y que sientes piedad? ¿O acaso me engaño?
Pero sea tu pecho blando o de mármol 
ya no quiero que me engañe
un bello semblante de cándido alabastro, 
como aquel de una fiera
que hoy ha engañado a tu señor y el mío.
¿Herirte a ti? Más bien te hiera Amor
que venganza mayor
no sabría desear que verte amante.
¡Bendito sea el día en el que por primera vez ardas!
¡Benditos las lágrimas y los martirios!
Quiero de vos las alabanzas, mas no vengarme.


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Text added to the website: 2015-04-09.
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