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Su le sponde del torbido Lete

Language: Italian (Italiano)

Su le sponde del torbido Lete,
mentre aspetta riposo e vendetta,
freme l'ombra d'un padre e d'un re.

Fiera in volto la miro, l'ascolto
che t'addita l'aperta ferita
in quel seno che vita ti diè.


Translation(s): ENG

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Submitted by Andrew Schneider [Guest Editor]

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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) , "Upon the shores of murky Lethe", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Upon the shores of murky Lethe

Language: English after the Italian (Italiano)

Upon the shores of murky Lethe,
the shade of a father and of a king
trembles whilst he awaits
his final repose and for vengeance.

I see that proud ghost,
and I hear it pointing out 
the open wound which perforates 
that breast which gave you life.


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