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Ahi, come a un vago sol

Language: Italian (Italiano)

Ahi, come a un vago sol cortese giro
[di quei]1 begli occhi, ond'io 
soffersi il primo, e dolce stral d'amore,
pien d'un nuovo desio,
sí pronto a sospirar, torna il mio core!
Lasso, non val ascondersi, ch'omai
conosco i segni, [ch'il]2 mio cor m'addita
de l'antica ferita,
ed è gran tempo pur che la saldai:
Ah, che piaga d'Amor non sana mai!

Translation(s): FRE SPA

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1 Monteverdi: "de due"
2 Monteverdi: "che'l"

Submitted by John Versmoren


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: "Hélas, comme d'un seul regard vague et gracieux", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Javier Pablo Sotelo) , title 1: "¡Ah, cómo, al solo amable, cortés giro", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:31
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¡Ah, cómo,  al solo amable, cortés giro

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

¡Ah, cómo,  al solo amable, cortés giro
de aquellos bellos ojos (de los que yo,
por vez primera, sufriera el dulce flechazo del amor),
lleno de un nuevo deseo,
vuelve mi corazón tan pronto a suspirar!
Ay, de nada vale ocultarse, puesto que ahora
conozco las marcas, que mi corazón me muestra,
de la antigua herida,
que no se cierra a pesar del tiempo transcurrido:
¡Ah, que la llaga de Amor no sana jamás!

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