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Nave altera che in mezzo all'onde

Language: Italian (Italiano)

Nave altera che in mezzo all'onde,
nell'orror di notte oscura,
agitata è da due venti
ferma sta, e non sa
qual di lor la spinga al porto.

Così l'alma che si confonde
fra due stimoli possenti
pensa fra sè qual è
quel che giova al suo conforto.

Translation(s): FRE

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Submitted by Guy Laffaille [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):

  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Si un fier navire au milieu de l'onde", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2018-10-11.
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Si un fier navire au milieu de l'onde

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

Si un fier navire au milieu de l'onde
dans l'horreur d'une nuit obscure,
est secoué par deux vents,
il reste immobile ne sachant pas
lequel peut le pousser au port.

Ainsi l'âme déchirée
entre deux puissants élans
se demande lequel
lui apportera le réconfort.

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Text added to the website: 2018-10-11.
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