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Mentre che fra le tende scolorate

Language: Italian (Italiano)

Mentre che fra le tende scolorate
vagherà qualche odore delicato,
(m'odi tu?) qualche cosa come un fiato
debole di viole un po' passate,

sonerò qualche vecchia aria di danza,
assai vecchia, assai nobile, anche un poco
triste; e il suono sarà velato, fioco,
quasi venise da quell'altra stanza.

Poi per te sola io vo' comporre un canto
che ti raccolga come in una cuna,
sopra un antico metro, ma con una
grazia che sia vaga e negletta alquanto.

Tutto sarà come al tempo lontano.
L'anima sarà semplice com'era;
e a te verrà, quando vorrai, leggera
come vien l'acqua al cavo de la mano.

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