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Or che 'l ciel e la terra e 'l vento...

Language: Italian (Italiano)

Or che 'l ciel e la terra e 'l vento tace,
E le fere e gli augelli il sonno affrena,
Notte il carro stellato in giro mena
E nel suo letto il mar senz'onda giace;

Vegghio, penso, ardo, piango; e chi mi sface
Sempre m'è inanzi per mia dolce pena:
Guerra è il mio stato, d'ira et di duol piena;
E sol di lei pensando ho qualche pace.

Così sol d'una chiara fonte viva
Move 'l dolce e l'amaro ond'io mi pasco;
Una man sola mi risana e punge.

E perchè 'l mio martìr non giunga a riva,
Mille volte il dì moro e mille nasco;
Tanto da la salute mia son lunge!

Translation(s): CAT ENG ENG FRE GER GER

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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 319; 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 172.

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Ara que el cel i la terra i el vent...

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

Ara que el cel i la terra i el vent callen,
i que les feres i els ocells el son refrena,
que la nit el carro estelat a voltejar mena
i el mar sense onades jeu en el seu llit;

veig, penso, m’abruso, ploro; i qui em malmet
és sempre davant meu per a la meva dolça pena:
el meu estat és la guerra, plena d’ira i de dolor;
i tan sols pensant en ella tinc un resquitx de pau.

Així, només d’una clara font viva
brolla el dolç i l’amarg dels quals em nodreixo;
una sola mà em guareix i em fereix.

I perquè el meu martiri no arriba mai a la fi,
cada dia moro i reneixo mil vegades;
sóc tan lluny del meu guariment!

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Translations of title(s):
"Or che il ciel" = "Ara que el cel"
"Or che 'l ciel et la terra e 'l vento tace" = "Ara que el cel i la terra i el vent callen"
"Or ch'el ciel e la terra e'l vento tace" = "Ara que el cel i la terra i el vent callen"


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