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Rapido fiume che d’alpestra vena

Language: Italian (Italiano)

Rapido fiume che d’alpestra vena
rodendo intorno, onde ’l tuo nome prendi,
notte et dí meco disïoso scendi
ov’Amor me, te sol Natura mena,

vattene innanzi: il tuo corso non frena
né stanchezza né sonno; et pria che rendi
suo dritto al mar, fiso u’ si mostri attendi
l’erba piú verde, et l’aria piú serena.

Ivi è quel nostro vivo et dolce sole,
ch’addorna e ’nfiora la tua riva manca:
forse (o che spero?) e ’l mio tardar le dole.

Basciale ’l piede, o la man bella et bianca;
dille, e ’l basciar sie ’nvece di parole:
Lo spirto è pronto, ma la carne è stanca.

Translation(s): ENG ENG FRE

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Text added to the website: 2015-12-30T00:00:00.
Last modified: 2015-12-30T01:21:36
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