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Alma del gran Pompeo

Language: Italian (Italiano)

Alma del gran Pompeo,
che al cenere suo d'intorno
invisibil t'aggiri,
fur'ombre i tuoi trofei,
ombra la tua grandezza, 
e un'ombra sei:
così termina al fine il fasto umano;
ieri che vivo occupò un mondo in guerra,
oggi risolto in polve un'urna serra.
Tal di ciascuno, ahi lasso!
il principio è di terra, 
e il fine è un sasso.
Misera vita! oh, quanto è fral tuo stato!
Ti forma un soffio, 
e ti distrugge un fiato.

Translation(s): ENG

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Submitted by Andrew Schneider [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):

  • ENG English (Andrew Schneider) , "Soul of great Pompey", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2018-06-02.
Last modified: 2018-08-27 23:11:57
Line count: 15
Word count: 76

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