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Quel fior che all'alba ride

Language: Italian (Italiano)

Quel fior che all'alba ride
Il sole poi l'uccide,
E tomba ha nella sera.

È un fior la vita, la vita ancora.

L'occaso ha nell'aurora,
E perde in un sol dì la primavera.

Translation(s): ENG

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Submitted by Barbara Miller


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 (Barbara Miller) , "That flower that laughs at daybreak", copyright © 2004, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2004-04-18.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:05
Line count: 6
Word count: 33

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That flower that laughs at daybreak

Language: English after the Italian (Italiano)

That flower that laughs at daybreak
Will be killed by the sun later on,
And has its tomb in the evening.

Life is a flower, life still.

It has its destruction in the dawn
And loses in one single day the springtime.

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Text added to the website: 2004-04-18.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:05
Line count: 6
Word count: 42