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No... svaniti non sono i sogni, e cedo

Language: Italian (Italiano)

No... svaniti non sono i sogni, e cedo,
e m'abbandono a le carezze loro:
chiudo li occhi pensosi e ti rivedo
come in un nimbo di faville d'oro!

Tu mi soridi amabilmente, e chiedo
de'lunghi affanni miei gentil ristoro!
A le dolci lusinghe ancora io credo
a'l ricantar de le speranze in coro.

Ecco... io tendo le mani! ecco a'l rapito pensier
già tutto esulta, e un vivo foco
di sospir, di desío corre le vene!

Ma... tu passi ne l'aere, a'l par di lene
nuvola dileguante a poco a poco,
per lontano orizzonte ... indefinito!

Translation(s): ENG GER

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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)

Set in a modified version by Giuseppe Martucci.

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

  • ENG English (Laura Prichard) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) (Peter Rastl) , copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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

Last modified: 2017-02-12 15:02:47
Line count: 14
Word count: 96

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No… the dreams haven’t vanished, and I...

Language: English after the Italian (Italiano)

No… the dreams haven’t vanished, and I yield,
and abandon myself to their carresses:
I close my eyes pensively and see you again
as in a cloud of rays of gold!

You smile at me lovingly, and I ask
for my long suffering, gentle relief!
In your sweet words, I can believe again
in this singing of our hopes in chorus.

Here… I extend my hands! here, in my rapt thoughts,
all of me exults, and a living fire
of sighing, or desire, runs through my veins!

But… you fade into the air, like a misty
cloud vanishing little by little,
into the distant horizon... undefinable!…

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  • Translation from Italian (Italiano) to English copyright © 2016 by Laura Prichard, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you may ask the copyright-holder(s) directly or ask us; we are authorized to grant permission on their behalf. Please provide the translator's name when contacting us.


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Text added to the website: 2016-10-23.
Last modified: 2017-02-12 15:02:59
Line count: 14
Word count: 106