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Solo e pensoso i più deserti campi

Language: Italian (Italiano)

Solo e pensoso i più deserti campi
Vo mesurando a passi tardi e lenti;
E gli occhi porto per fuggire intenti
Ove vestigio uman l’arena stampi.

Altro schermo non trovo che mi scampi
Dal manifesto accorger de le genti;
Perchè negli atti d’allegrezza spenti
Di fuor si legge com’io dentro avampi.

Sì ch’io mi credo omai che monti et piagge
E fiumi e selve sappian di che tempre
Sia la mia vita, ch’è celata altrui.

Ma pur sì aspre vie nè sì selvagge
Cercar non so, ch’Amor non venga sempre
Ragionando con meco, et io co llui.

Translation(s): CAT ENG FRE GER GER RUS

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Confirmed with Francesco Petrarca, Il Canzoniere con le note di Giuseppe Rigutini, rifuse e di molto accresciute da Michele Scherillo. Terza edizione, rinnovata. Ulrico Hoepli, editore libraio della real casa, Milano, 1918, page 152; and with Le Rime di Francesco Petrarca secondo la revisione ultima del poeta a cura di Giuseppe Salvo Cozzo. In Firenze, G. C. Sansoni, editore. 1904, page 37.

Spelling used by Haydn and Marenzio:
Solo e pensoso i  più deserti campi
vo misurando a passi tardi e lenti,
e gl'occhi porto per fuggir intenti
dove vestigio human l'arena stampi.
Altro schermo non trovo che mi scampi
dal manifesto accorger de le genti,
perché ne gl'atti d'allegrezza spenti
di fuor si legge com' io dentr'avampi.
Sì ch'io mi cred' homai che monti e piagge
e fiumi e selve sappian di che tempre
sia la mia vita, ch'è celata altrui,
ma pur sì aspre vie né si selvagge
cercar non so ch'Amor non venga sempre
ragionando con meco, et io con lui.

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator] and Peter Rastl [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)

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

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (A. S. Kline) , no title, copyright © 2002, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Francisque Reynard)
  • GER German (Deutsch) (Johann Baptist Mayrhofer)

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Sol i pensiu, els camps més deserts

Language: Catalan (Català) after the Italian (Italiano)

Sol i pensiu, els camps més deserts
vaig mesurant amb passos tardans i lents;
i els meus ulls amatents per fugir
de qualsevol empremta humana a la sorra.

No trobo altra defensa per evitar
que la gent s'adoni de la meva condició;
car en els meus actes, mancats d'alegria,
es pot llegir de fora com bleeixo a dins.

Així que ara crec que muntanyes i planes
i rius i forests saben quin és l'ànim
de la meva vida, a d'altri ocultada.

Però tanmateix, camins prou aspres ni salvatges
no sé trobar, on l'Amor no vingui sempre
a raonar amb mi, i jo amb ell.

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Translations of title(s):
"Sonetto XXXV" = "Sonet XXXV"
"In vita di Madonna Laura : Solo e pensoso" = "En vida de Madonna Laura: Sol i pensiu"
"Solo e pensoso" = "Sol i pensiu"


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