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Cuore che reprime alla lingua di...

Language: Italian (Italiano)

Ardo in tacito foco,
neppure m'è concesso
dal geloso cor mio
far palese a me stesso
il nome di colei ch'è 'l mio desio,
ma nel carcer del seno
racchiuso tien l'ardore,
carcerier di se stesso, il proprio core
e appena sia contento
con aliti e sospiri
far palese alla lingua i suoi martiri.
Se pur per mio ristoro
con tributi di pianto
mostrar boglio con fede
a quella ch'amo tanto
che son d'amor le lagrime mercede,
ecco 'l cor ch'essalando
di più sospiri il vento,
assorbe il pianto e quell'umor n'ha spento
e con mio duol m'addita
che gl'occhi lagrimanti
sono mutole lingue negli amanti.
Qual sia l'aspro inio stato
ridir nol ponno i venti,
neppur le selve o l'onde
udiro i miei lamenti,
ma solo il duol entro al mio cor s'asconde
e quale in chiuso specchio
disfassi pietra al foco,
tal io m'incenerisco a poco a poco,
e s'ad altri la lingua
è scorta alla lor sorte,
a me la lingua è sol cagion di morte.

Translation(s): FRE

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Submitted by Guy Laffaille [Guest Editor]


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 or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Le cœur qui empêche la langue de révéler le nom de sa bien-aimée", copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2017-05-21 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2017-06-11 10:29:38

Line count: 33
Word count: 169

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