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La vita fugge e non s'arresta un'ora

Language: Italian (Italiano)

La vita fugge e non s'arresta un'ora:
E la morte vien dietro a gran giornate;
E le cose presenti e le passate
Mi danno guerra, e le future ancora.
E 'l rimembrar e l'aspettar m'accora
Or quinci or quindi sì, che 'n veritate,
Se non ch'i' ho di me stesso pietate,
I' sarei già di questi pensier fôra.
Tornami avanti s'alcun dolce mai
Ebbe 'l cor tristo; e poi dall'altra parte
Veggio al mio navigar turbati i venti:
Veggio fortuna in porto, e stanco omai
Il mio nocchier, e rotte àrbore e sarte,
E i lumi bei, che mirar soglio, spenti.

Translation(s): ENG FRE

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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 (A. S. Kline) , no title, copyright © 2002, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Francisque Reynard)

Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:45
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Word count: 101

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