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La Notte, che tu vedi in sì dolci atti

Language: Italian (Italiano)

 La Notte, che tu vedi in sì dolci atti
 dormir, fu da un angelo scolpita
 in questo sasso, e perchè dorme ha vita:
 Destala, se nol credi, e parleratti.

 Caro m' è 'l sonno, e più l'esser di sasso,
 mentre che 'l danno e la vergogna dura:
 Non veder, non sentir, m' è gran ventura;
 però non mi destar, deh! parla basso.

Translation(s): CAT ENG FRE GER RUS

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Note: the first stanza is by G. Strozzi; the second stanza is Michelangelo's reply.

Submitted by Caroline Diehl


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Other available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • GER German (Deutsch) (Sophie Hasenclever) , no title, from Michelangelo: Gedichte und Briefe, published 1907
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Nuit", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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