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O falce di luna calante

Language: Italian (Italiano)

O falce di luna calante
che brilli su l'acque deserte,
o falce d'argento, qual mèsse di sogni
ondeggia a 'l tuo mite chiarore qua giù!

Aneliti brevi di foglie
di fiori di flutti da 'l bosco
esalano a 'l mare: non canto, non grido,
non suono pe 'l vasto silenzio va.

Oppresso d'amor, di piacere,
il popol de' vivi s'addorme.
O falce calante, qual mèsse di sogni
ondeggia a 'l tuo mite chiarore qua giù!

Translation(s): ENG GER

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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):

  • ENG English (Anne Evans) , title 1: "O crescent of a waning moon", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) (Bertram Kottmann) , title 1: "O Sichel abnehmenden Mondes", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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