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Non so se s'è la desïata luce

Language: Italian (Italiano)

Non so se s'è la desïata luce
Del suo primo fattor, che l' alma sente;
O se dalla memoria della gente
Alcun'altra beltà nel cor traluce;

O se fama o se sogno alcun produce
Agli occhi manifesto, al cor presente;
Di sè lasciando un non so che cocente,
Ch'è forse or quel ch'a pianger mi conduce;

Quel ch'i' sento e ch'i' cerco: e chi mi guidi
Meco non è; nè so ben veder dove
Trovar mel possa, e par c' altri mel mostri.

Questo, signor1, m'avvien, po' ch'i' vi vidi;
C'un dolce amaro, un sí e no mi muove:
Certo saranno stati gli occhi vostri.


Translation(s): ENG ENG GER GER

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1 This is thought to be Tommase de' Cavalieri.

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]

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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)

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Text added to the website: 2003-11-13 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:59

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Word count: 105

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Fühlt meine Seele das ersehnte Licht

Language: German (Deutsch) after the Italian (Italiano)

Fühlt meine Seele das ersehnte Licht
Von Gott, der sie erschuf? Ist es der Strahl
Von andrer Schönheit aus dem Jammertal,
Der in mein Herz Erinnrung weckend bricht?

Ist es ein Klang, ein Traumgesicht,
Das Aug und Herz mir füllt mit einem Mal
In unbegreiflich glüh'nder Qual,
Die mich zu Tränen bringt? Ich weiß es nicht.

Was ich ersehne, fühle, was mich lenkt,
Ist nicht in mir: sag mir, wie ich's erwerbe?
Mir zeigt es wohl nur eines Andren Huld;

Darein bin ich, seit ich dich sah, versenkt.
Mich treibt ein Ja und Nein, ein Süß und Herbe -
Daran sind, [Herrin]1, deine Augen Schuld.


Translation(s): ENG FRE SPA

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1 in the original text by Michelangelo, this is a male (signor)

Submitted by Torsten Roeder

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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, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • GER German (Deutsch) (Sophie Hasenclever) , title unknown, from Michelangelo: Gedichte und Briefe, published 1907
  • ENG English (Knut W. Barde) , title 1: "Is my soul feeling the longed for light", copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Gerardo Garciacano Hinojosa) (Simone von Büren) , title unknown, copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title unknown, copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Text added to the website: 2003-11-13 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:59

Line count: 14
Word count: 105