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Ardo, avvampo, mi struggo, accorrete

Language: Italian (Italiano)

Ardo, avvampo, mi struggo! Accorrete
amici, vicini, all'infiammato loco!
Al ladro, al ladro! Al tradimento! Al foco!
Scale, accette, martelli, acqua prendete!
E voi torri sacrate anco tacete?
Su, su, bronzi, ch'io dal gridar son roco,
Dite il periglio altrui non lieve o poco,
E degl'incendi miei pietà chiedete!
Son due belli occhi il ladro, e seco amore
l'incendiario che l'inique faci
dentro la rocca m'avventò del core!
"Ecco i rimedi omai vani e fallaci",
Mi dice ogn'un per si beato ardore:
lascia che'l cor s'incenerisca, e taci."

Translation(s): FRE

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Submitted by Laura Massa


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) , "Je brûle, je flamboie, je me consume ! Accourez", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2008-05-06 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2014-10-07 14:49:31

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Je brûle, je flamboie, je me consume !  Accourez

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

Je brûle, je flamboie, je me consume !  Accourez
Amis, voisins, vers le lieu enflammé !
Au voleur, au voleur ! Au traître ! Au feu !
Prenez des échelles, des haches, des marteaux, de l'eau !

Et vous, tours sacrées, vous vous taisez encore ?
Allez, allez, bronzes, j'ai la voix rauque de crier,
Dites aux autres le péril ni léger ni mince,
Et prenez pitié de mes incendies !

Le voleur, ce sont deux beaux yeux, et avec eux l'amour
Est l'incendiaire qui a jeté des feux injustes
À l'intérieur de la forteresse de mon cœur.

« Maintenant les remèdes sont vains et fallacieux »
Me dit chacun, « pour une si belle ardeur :
Laisse le cœur se consumer et tais-toi ».

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