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Interotte speranze, eterna fede

Language: Italian (Italiano)

Interotte speranze, eterna fede, 
Fiamme e strali possenti in debil core; 
Nutrir sol di sospir un fero ardore 
E celar il suo mal quand ‘altri il vede; 

Seguir di vago e fuggitivo piede 
L ‘orme rivolte a volontario errore; 
Perder del seme sparso e ‘l frutto e ‘l fiore 
E la sperata al gran languir mercede; 

Far d ‘uno sguardo sol legge ai pensieri 
E d ‘un casto voler freno al desío, 
E spender lacrimando I lustri interi: 

Questi ch ‘a voi, quasi grand fasci invio, 
Donna crudel, d ‘aspri tormenti, e fieri, 
Saranno i trofei vostri e ‘l rogo mio.

Translation(s): GER

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Submitted by Bertram Kottmann


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):

  • GER German (Deutsch) (Bertram Kottmann) , "Zerschlagene Hoffnung, ewige Treue", copyright © 2019, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2019-03-19 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2019-03-19 13:08:34

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Word count: 101

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