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Il contrasto de' cinque Sensi

Language: Italian (Italiano)

Chi di noi vaglia più
e di gioia maggior ministro sia
fiera lite ogn'or fù
io miro lo sento io gusto lo fiuto io tocco
e nella donna mia
tal'hor anco merce d'un picciol bacio
tutto trabocco
tocca pur quanto sai che nel sol tocco
Amore il verace gioir non pose mai
ne sia giudice il cor mesto e languente
ohimè senti ch'il cor dentro ci dice
ch'un sol bacio ch'è niente il fà felice.

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 conflit des cinq sens", copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2009-02-27 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:03:09

Line count: 12
Word count: 75

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Le conflit des cinq sens

Language: French (Français) after the Italian (Italiano)

Qui de nous a le plus de valeur
et est le plus grand ministre de joie
a toujours été une dispute féroce.
Je vois, j'entends, je goûte, je sens, je touche,
et à l'intérieur de ma dame,
parfois, grâce à un tout petit baiser,
je déborde complètement.
Le toucher, vous le savez bien
que l'amour dans le toucher seul
n'a jamais placé le vrai délice.
Que le juge soit le cœur triste et langoureux.
Hélas, écoutez ce que le cœur à l'intérieur nous dit,
qu'un seul baiser, qui n'est rien, rend heureux.

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Based on
  • a text in Italian (Italiano) by Giulio Strozzi (1583 - 1660)
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Barbara Strozzi. Go to the text.


Text added to the website: 2017-06-15 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2017-06-15 09:54:24

Line count: 13
Word count: 92