Translation © by Michelle Trovato

Che mi giova cantar: "Fior di frumento
Language: Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): ENG SPA
Che mi giova cantar: "Fior di frumento,
Tu sei la mia ricchezza ed il mio vanto,
Tu sei la mia speranza ed il mio tormento!"
Quando poi l'eco mi risponde: mento?

Che mi giova cantar: "Fior de' ghiacciai,
Si spegnerà nel gel la fiamma mia,
E tanto t'odierò quanto t'amai!"
Quando poi l'eco mi risponde: mai?

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  • SPA Spanish (Español) (José Miguel Llata) , copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Text added to the website: 2003-11-11 00:00:00
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What use is it to sing: "Flower of wheat
Language: English  after the Italian (Italiano) 
What use is it to sing: "Flower of wheat,
You are all my riches, and all my boasting,
You are all my hope, and all my torment!"
If then the echo replies to me: lies?

What use is it to sing: "Flower of ice,
you will extinguish my flame with your frost,
and as much as I'll hate you I'll love you the same!"
If then the echo replies to me: never?

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